The Psychology Department’s objectives align with the broad objectives for undergraduate Psychology programs promulgated by the American Psychological Association, which are summarized below. The Psychology major graduating from Lindenwood ideally will be able to:
The Psychology BA is a liberal arts degree that prepares graduates for lifelong learning. Features of the major include exposure to and practice in problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, information-gathering and synthesis skills, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, and skills in research and statistical reasoning. The field's knowledge base regarding human behavior is pertinent to virtually all careers that entail dealing with people.
Students with a bachelor's degree in psychology commonly enter careers in the fields of human services, business, human resources, education, and criminal justice. Psychology majors sometimes pursue graduate study in a variety of fields, including counseling, psychology, social work, law, healthcare, business, and education.
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