Mission Statement

iStock_1_0.jpgThe mission of the Department of Psychological Science is to promote the discovery, transmission and application of the scientific principles of psychology within the University and the community.

Such actions will be guided by the professional code of ethics of the American Psychological Association. In the context of programs and courses that are nurtured by the data of current knowledge, direct student involvement in the processes of research, teaching and service, and quality advisement that Mission is interpreted to:

  • Educate students to think critically and creatively about both the practical and theoretical aspects of the science of psychology,
  • Advance the frontiers of psychological science and communicate this science to the University and the community; and
  • Prepare students for success in the next stage of their careers.