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Undergraduate Psychology Major


Learning Outcomes for the Undergraduate Psychology Major

Students majoring in Psychology at Hunter College acquire meaningful and applicable knowledge and skills in the field of Psychology. 

  1. Knowledge base in the field of Psychology: Students acquire knowledge of key concepts and principles and overarching themes in psychology.
  2. Scientific inquiry and critical thinking: Students learn to reason scientifically, gain information literacy skills, learn to design and conduct psychological research, interpret statistical information, and incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry.
  3. Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World: Students learn to apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological research, build and enhance interpersonal relationships, adopt values that build community at local, national, and global levels.
  4. Communication: Students become effective writers for a variety of communicative purposes, exhibit effective presentation skills, and interact effectively with scientists and non-scientists.
  5. Professional Development: Students learn to apply psychological content and skills to a range of career goals, exhibit self-efficacy and self-regulation, develop and refine project management skills, enhance their teamwork capacity, and develop meaningful professional direction for life after graduation.