In this rapidly changing world increasingly dominated by technology, the study of human behavior is essential. It is important to learn those factors that contribute to a happy and well- adjusted life, that foster positive development in children, and that lead to successful coping with stress. In addition, we need to know how to respond, to react, and to adjust to each other. Sage offers adult working students the only evening program in psychology within the Capital Region.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in Sage After Work is a completer program. Students who enter this program have already done some college-level work and are prepared to pursue a Bachelor’s degree. Required introductory level courses will normally have been completed and transferred in, but when that is not the case a Sage academic advisor will describe convenient alternatives for completing these courses. This innovative program provides students with flexible modes of delivery designed to meet the needs of working adults.
The psychology program offers theoretical and applied courses geared to the understanding of human behavior. The program is designed to enhance analytical reasoning and critical thinking skills necessary for the work world or for entry into graduate study and aims, specifically, at the following learning outcomes. Upon completing this program, students will:
- Show familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
- Understand and be able to use basic research methods in psychology, including design, data analysis and interpretation.
- Understand and generate applications of psychology to personal, social, and organizational issues.
- Reflect the characteristic values of those who have been trained in the science of psychology.
- Emerge from the major with realistic ideas about how to pursue careers in psychology and related fields.
- Demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many purposes.
- Respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and the scientific approach to solving problems.
- Recognize, understand and respect the complexity of socio-cultural diversity.
- Be able to communicate effectively.
- Understand themselves and others in socio-cultural contexts and develop interpersonal skills for interacting with others in diverse settings.