Vision & Mission Statement

Vision Statement

The Department of Behavioral Sciences seeks to equip students with the tools they need to think logically, communicate clearly, act resourcefully, and engage ethically in life endeavors. Program graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the scientific foundations and core concepts of their disciplines, value a diversity of opinions and perspectives, and make evidence-based decisions about issues and problems that arise in their personal and professional lives.

Mission Statement

Faculty in the Department of Behavioral Sciences seek to provide robust and interdisciplinary learning opportunities for students so that they can think critically and holistically about human behavior, institutions, and organizations and are well prepared for graduate work and/or employment. Our curricula are designed so that students will:

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in the behavioral sciences and how these apply to behavioral phenomena.
  • Respect and use the scientific approach, skeptical inquiry, and critical thinking to solve problems related to behavior, institutions, and/or organizations.
  • Develop ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in a landscape that involves increasing diversity.
  • Demonstrate competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Optimize career readiness by utilizing disciplinary content and developing effective self-reflection, project-management skills, and teamwork skills.