The mission of the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology encompasses: Training in psychology. The objective is to provide the foundations appropriate for further learning whether in graduate school, other vocational training, or in general living. Promotion of investigation and integration of psychology and theology. Investigation and integration will take the form of incorporation of psychology and biblical training in the integration of faith, learning, and living. Development and promotion of the use of the education in ministry and service. Ministry and service takes the form of active participation in the functions of the Christian and secular communities.
The Psychology Department is committed to developing a program that will meet their Mission objectives through continuous assessment of student learning, course objectives and our program learning outcomes, listed below. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, students will be able to:
Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
Demonstrate knowledge of and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
Demonstrate familiarity with the concept of integration of faith and learning, its benefits and challenges, and apply appropriate methods in producing integrative scholarship and skills.
Apply psychological principles and principles derived from the integration of faith and learning to service in their churches and communities.
A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.
An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.
An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.
The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.
The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.