Program Outcomes

Program Specific Competency Goals

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree, graduates will:

  • Demonstrate a familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology. (Critical Thinking)**
  • Utilize basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation; be capable of navigating various technologies for obtaining information, conducting literature reviews, collecting data, and analyzing data. (Communication and Technology)**
  • Employ critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes. (Critical Thinking)**
  • Apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues; be capable of applying psychological principles and knowledge for the purpose of self‐ improvement and self‐development. (Professionalism)**
  • Demonstrate the ability to weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a discipline. (Professionalism)**
  • Illustrate the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of formats. (Communication)
  • Evaluate the complexity of socio-cultural and international diversity; demonstrate awareness for how issues related to culture, race, gender, class, economic status, religion, and political beliefs interact and relate to psychology. (Diversity)**
  • Emerge from the major with realistic ideas about how to implement their psychological knowledge, skills, and values in occupational pursuits in a variety of settings. (Professionalism and Critical Thinking)**

**Categories denoted in the parentheses represent relationship to Clarkson College’s student success skills, which are our institutional student learning outcomes, and include Communication, Technology, Critical Thinking, Diversity, and Professionalism.


Performance Outcomes

  2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, no Board exams for Psychology N/A N/A N/A
Graduation Rate* N/A N/A N/A
Job Placement/Employment Rate** N/A N/A N/A

**Employment rates taken from returned graduate surveys, employer surveys, and graduates report to program individually.

This option was new in Fall 2022.