Your Future Career in Psychology Starts Here
Offering theoretical foundations in various subfields of psychology, including experimental, developmental, social, community, personality and clinical psychology, UMass Lowell's Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program fosters critical and creative thinking. Grounded in the principles, methods, and ethics of psychology as a scientific discipline and as a profession, the curriculum emphasizes the methods by which we accumulate knowledge, as well as the practical application of that knowledge in many areas of human functioning.
Courses are taught by full-time faculty who are leaders in the field and by part-time faculty who bring a wealth of real-world experience to their teaching. All faculty members are committed to helping students succeed. Courses often enroll fewer than 20 students, allowing for a truly personal learning experience.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in psychology
- Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis and interpretation
- Demonstrate information literacy and the ability to use critical and creative thinking in seeking and evaluating information about behavior and mental processes
- Apply psychological principles to individual, social and organizational issues
- Act ethically and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a discipline
- Communicate effectively in a variety of formats
- Recognize, understand and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity
- Have accurate information about how to use their psychological knowledge, skills and values in occupational pursuits in a variety of settings or in graduate-level studies