The outcomes for these degrees will be assessed in our classes by examinations, quizzes, research papers  and projects, and other assignments based on the Learning Model. 

Our assessment plan for our programs includes the following:
•  Learning outcomes matched with exam items
•  Senior Capstone Project
•  Major Field Test
•  Exit Survey 

Psychology Department Report

The Psychology Department Outcomes for the BS in General Psychology:

1.  Students will be prepared to find employment and to be effective employees.
2.  Students will be prepared for further education and training.
3.  Students will have a knowledge base of psychology: students will be able to explain major psychological concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
4.  Students will apply research methods in psychology: for example, research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
5.  Students will think critically in psychology and use rigorous inquiry to answer questions regarding behavior and mental processes within a gospel framework.
6.  Students will apply psychological principles to personal, social, educational, and organizational issues.
7.  Students will have established values in psychology: students will weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, and act ethically in psychology within the framework of the gospel.
8.  Students will use information and technology: students will demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many purposes.
9.  Students will demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
10. Students will describe how sociocultural and international diversity relate to psychology.

The Psychology Department Outcomes for the BS in Industrial Organizational Psychology:

1.   Students will be prepared to find employment and to be effective employees.
2.   Students will be prepared for further education and training in the areas of Industrial/Organizational psychology, Human   Resource, and Organizational Behavior.
3.   Build a common intellectual experience in Industrial/Organizational psychology by partnering with the following departments: business, communication, and health sciences.
4.   Apply research methods in Industrial/Organizational psychology: students will use applied research methods in Industrial/Organizational psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation, to benefit the Rexburg community. 
5.   Think critically in psychology: students will use critical thinking and the scientific approach within a gospel framework to solve organizational problems.
6.   Establish values in Industrial/Organizational psychology: students will weigh evidence, understand worldviews different from their own, tolerate ambiguity, and act ethically/morally in Industrial/Organizational psychology within the framework of the gospel.
7.   Use technology: students will demonstrate the ability to use technology, including Excel and SPSS, for many purposes.

The Psychology Department Target Outcomes for the BS in Health Psychology:

1.   Students will be prepared to find employment or further education/training (i.e., graduate school, medical school) within the fields of psychology, health science, medicine or related fields.
2.   Students will gain a knowledge base of psychology: students will be able to explain major psychological concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
3.   Students will apply research methods in psychology: for example, research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
4.   Students will be able to think critically and use rigorous inquiry to answer questions regarding behavior and health within a gospel framework.
5.   Students will acquire evaluations skills of the benefits to and challenges of making personal health behavior changes in a variety of life circumstances.
6.   Students will have established morals and values in psychology: students will weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, and act ethically in psychology using the framework of the gospel.