Applied Psychology

Mission

The mission of Applied Psychology, a Bachelor of Science degree program, is to enable students to apply general knowledge of psychology and in-depth knowledge and skill in specific areas of psychology to communicate effectively, think critically, behave ethically and with cultural awareness, and work interpersonally with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the Applied Psychology program are:

  • To produce graduates with effective interpersonal skills who can work in a variety of practical settings.
  • To enable students to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for immediate employment and/or graduate study in psychology and related areas.
  • To provide opportunities for students who wish to apply psychology training to employment in business and human service related organizations or to prepare for graduate programs in related areas.
  • To serve as a minor to complement other programs on campus.

Expected Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of and be able to use major research methodologies in psychology, including design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant ethical issues, including a general understanding of the APA Code of Ethics.
  3. Students will demonstrate basic counseling skills.
  4. Students will demonstrate effective writing conventions by using APA style effectively in empirically based reports, literature reviews and theoretical papers.
  5. Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills in various formats (e.g. group discussion, debate and lecture).

Curriculum Map

The curriculum map for the Applied Psychology program can be found on the program's web page on the Oregon Tech web site.

Summary of Student Learning Outcomes

During the 2011-12 academic year, the Applied Psychology faculty formally assessed the student learning outcome summarized in the attached annual report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.