UMKC Catalog


Bachelor of Arts: Psychology - Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a B.A. in Psychology will:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the major theories, concepts, research, and historical trends in psychology and breadth in the following four domains: - biological bases of behavior - developmental changes - learning and cognition - individual differences, personality, psychometrics, and social processes.

2. Understand and apply basic research in psychology, including research design, statistical analysis, and interpretation of results.

3. Be able to effectively approach, consider, and solve problems through clear, logical, critical, and scientific thinking.

4. Apply theories, terms, statistical methods, and empirical findings in psychological science to real-world contexts.

5. Understand and recognize the necessity for ethical behavior in all aspects of the science and practice of psychology.

6. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.

7. Recognize the complexity of human diversity and understand the influence of macro and micro contexts on people’s psychological functioning and development.

8. Identify relevant course work, experiences, and skills that will facilitate entry into the work force, post-baccalaureate education, or both.