The bachelor of arts (BA) in psychology is designed to provide students with a foundation in the field of psychology. Students will gain an understanding of the complexity and diversity of human behavior and the psychological theories and concepts which help explain human behavior.

In the Psychology bachelor's degree program, you will benefit from a strong research and clinical component that distinguishes it from therapeutically oriented counseling. You'll explore topics such as:

  • Individual Development
  • Cognition and Memory
  • Neurobiology and the Brain
  • Personality and Abnormal Behavior
  • Group, Social, and Cultural Processes

Overarching Course Goals The overarching goals of this introduction course to personality psychology are to: 

1. Examine some theoretical conceptions within the developing field of personality, based on a framework of important domains of knowledge about personality functioning. 

2. Examine issues in the psychology of personality so that students will come to develop a better understanding of what psychology can offer an account of individual differences. 

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs) 

By the end of this course, students should be able to: 

1. Demonstrate understanding of key theoretical conceptions within the field of personality based on the major domains of knowledge and from viewpoints of personality theorists covered in the course. 

2. Appreciate the research design and assessment methods of current scientific inquiry in personality psychology while also be able to evaluate the research findings critically. 

3. Develop a critical perspective on some of the ways as psychologists we understand ourselves and our behavior. 

4. Apply personality theories and concepts to situations, familiar or novel, in everyday life.