Mission and Goals

The mission of the Department of Human Services and Psychology is to maintain a commitment to student learning by providing an innovative interdisciplinary learning experience that promotes and integrates effective teaching, leadership, service, and research. The department strives to provide an education that fosters development, growth, and creativity through learning while maintaining strong relationships with our students to help them achieve their educational goals. We offer three degree programs that meet the needs of students interested in the general fields of applied psychology and human services.


  • To create an environment that facilitates the development of critical-thinking skills by utilizing a number of teaching approaches that promotes active analysis and synthesis of various concepts and material.
  • To develop a knowledge base and skill set that enable students to interact in a multicultural society by emphasizing the relationship between theory and practice.
  • To cultivate a community of learning characterized by high ethical standards and an understanding of diversity.
  • To provide and promote academic programs that will respond effectively to professional communities.
  • To provide and encourage opportunities for faculty development in consultation, teaching, service and research.
  • To integrate the principles and theories in an applied setting