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Goal Statement Instructions


Goal statements are broad, but provide a more detailed discussion of the general aims of the program that support the mission. Goal statements describe intended outcomes for students/graduates of the program in very general terms.

Example:

The BA/BS Program in Experimental Psychology expects all graduates to:

  1. gain the required knowledge of theory and research in the core areas of psychology and apply them beyond the laboratory.
  2. utilize scientific methodology and psychological principles in the critical evaluation of information in the public domain.
  3. review and synthesize data from multiple sources and prepare and present data-based reports.
  4. have an enhanced understanding of self and others' behavior, and the ability to work effectively with others.