The Undergraduate Psychology Department recognizes and supports the overall mission of Husson University by providing students the requisite education for entry-level employment in the field. The Department also recognizes and supports the mission of the American Psychological Association (APA) which is "to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives" [APA. (2008). APA Mission Statement. Retrieved October 8, 2008, from http://www.apa.org/about/].
Additionally, in recognition of the diversity of the field itself as well as the diversity of the students and their needs, psychology majors are afforded the option of designing a psychology curriculum that will prepare them for graduate level study in psychology or a related field.
Regardless of one's path through the Psychology Department, whether as a psychology major or minor or as a student in another discipline taking a psychology course to supplement their discipline specific education, the Psychology faculty are committed to:
In order to maintain and improve the quality of the program, the Psychology Department recognizes that periodic assessment of its goals and curriculum is both necessary and desirable. The department will monitor pedagogical and curricular developments in higher education in general and Psychology in particular in order to maintain and improve the quality of the program.