The purpose of the BYU-Idaho Psychology program is to use the study of behavior, mental states and processes to provide students with an opportunity to evaluate and modify their own behavior and goals in the light of LDS standards and psychological principles. The courses are designed to ensure that students develop a foundation for further psychology inquiry, enhance their understanding of the relationship of psychology to other disciplines, and provide means by which the principles of psychology can be used to improve life and give more meaningful service to others.
The BYU-Idaho Psychology Department focuses on students' intellectual achievement and personal growth within the framework of the mission of the university. By supporting BYU-Idaho's foundations program and by offering service courses, we are committed to improving the overall university community. Our central aims for all students are:
1. To facilitate personal development and personal enrichment.
2. To obtain employment and be effective employees.
3. To prepare for further education and training.