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Mission Statement

The department's mission is to educate students broadly in contemporary psychology. Because we recognize that relatively few of our students will be academic psychologists, we strive to prepare them in multiple ways for a world in which knowledge of psychology will be useful.

By training students broadly, we mean first to provide students with perspective. To facilitate this, the curriculum is structured in the following ways:

Our mission is to develop skills that will serve students well in psychology, but that can also be applied in other important arenas:

Major strengths of the department in carrying out its mission include: