Kylia visited Emmanuel's Career Center for the first time during her freshman year and made key connections that would eventually lead her to a full-time position in research administration at Harvard University.
To study psychology is to seek the answers for fascinating questions about the life of the mind and how people think, act and perceive the world.
Studying psychology opens a world of possibilities for students interested in learning the concepts and theoretical perspectives behind the science of personality, motivation, emotion, adjustment, cognition and various behavioral disorders. At Emmanuel, students are offered opportunities to collaborate on student-faculty research initiatives typically unavailable at the undergraduate level, and then exhibit their findings in scientific journals and at conferences all over the country.
View the 2019-2020 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.
The psychology department’s Learning Goals are based in the Principles for Quality Undergraduate Psychology Programs, a report put out by the American Psychological Association, which “recognizes the importance of undergraduate education in advancing psychology as a science, promoting human welfare, and fostering students’ growth and development,” (APA.org). Each goal is broadly articulated, with the recognition that the content, depth, and breadth of the course are dependent upon a number of factors (e.g., 1000–4000-level).
To further articulate how each goal is addressed within the Psychology program course structure, Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are articulated for each course that is part of the major and minor. Bloom’s taxonomy was used as a framework for distinguishing the level of skill or knowledge expected within the given course. These levels are: Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analyzing, Evaluating and Creating. The student learning outcomes reflect both the Psychology program goals and the level of learning expected for each goal. The departmental goals and course-specific student learning outcomes are included in all course syllabi.