Student Learning Outcomes
College of Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
- Students will describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology.
- Students will develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains.
- Students will describe applications of psychology.
- Students will use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena.
- Students will demonstrate psychology information literacy.
- Students will engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving.
- Students will interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research.
- Students will incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry.
- Students will have developed ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in a landscape that involves increasing diversity.
- Students will demonstrate competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills.
- Students will apply psychology-specific content and skills, effective self-reflection, project management skills, teamwork skills, and career preparation to develop meaningful professional direction for life after graduation.
A total of 39 hours in psychology courses (about 13 courses) are required for majors; at least 21 of those hours must be taken at UNO. One of the most important psychology courses is PSYC 3300, Experimental Design and Methodology, which is a prerequisite for most advanced psychology courses. This course provides students with a hands-on introduction to the scientific method, and experimental/statistical design and culminates in students conducting their own psychological study. These projects are often innovative and interesting. The department offers courses in child and adolescent development, learning and cognition, personality and abnormal behavior, human sexual behavior, sensation and perception, motivation, biological mechanisms, and many others. Psychology majors are required to complete a freshman, introductory sequence of courses, a selection of psychology elective courses, and at least 8 additional hours in science courses other than psychology.
Minor in Psychology
The department offers a minor in psychology. Please see degree requirements for more information.