About School of Education and Behavioral Sciences

School of Education and Behavioral Sciences

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

About

LU offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. The program has an urban thrust that focuses onteaching our students how to navigate the pressures of an urban lifestyle and methods for how they canteachothers in the community to cope with and adjust to urban conditions. Our program is offered at allthree of the Langston campuses: Langston and Oklahoma City. The Department of Psychology iscommitted to developing a sound academic foundation for our students for scholarly pursuits, as almostall vocational opportunities in the field require post-graduate degrees. Our faculty and staff also seek toenhance our students’ technical knowledge and skills. The department offers a wide range of coursesthat may help to fulfill requirements for other majors, as well as general education courses.

Mission

The mission of the Psychology program is to prepare students for entry level positions in the professionand graduate and professional school studies.

Vision

The Department of Psychology is committed to developing a sound academic foundation in our students for scholarly pursuits, as almost all vocational opportunities in the field require post-graduate degrees. Our faculty and staff also seek to enhance our students’ technical knowledge and skills. The department offers a wide range of courses that may help to fulfill requirements for other majors, as well as general education courses.

Department Program Outcomes
  1. Provide a sound academic and intellectual foundation that reflects application of content in a diverse society.
  2. Demonstrate leadership skills through academic inquiry, ethical, and professional practices and lifelong learning experiences.
  3. Prepare students for graduate and professional studies, and career choices in behavioral, social and STEM-related organizations.
Student Learning Outcomes and Dispositions
  1. Learners demonstrate knowledge of psychological concepts, major theories, and scientific methodology.
  2. Learners develop critical thinking skills, information technology literacy, and a respect for cultural diversity.
  3. Learners demonstrate competence in effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication.
APA Statement

The Langston University Department of Psychology’s Program Outcomes and Student Learning Outcomes and Dispositions are in alignment with the American Psychological Association.

Learning Goals and Outcomes:

  1. Knowledge Base in Psychology
  2. Scientific Inquiry & Critical Thinking
  3. Ethical & Social Responsibility in a Diverse World
  4. Communication
  5. Professional Development

CONTACTS

Steve Zeng, Ph.D.
Chairperson/Professor
Clark Williams, M.S.
Instructor/Academic Advisor

Degree Options & Study Plans

Upcoming Events

Bass Reeves Film Screening and Discussion

February 22, 2024
Join us for a film screening and discussion of Bass Reeves presented by Professor Edwards! WHEN: Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. WHERE: Allied Health 105

Writing Pedagogy In Flux

February 27, 2024
Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, hosts revisiting theories, conventions, and curriculum design. WHEN: Feb. 27 at 3:15 p.m. WHERE: Jones Hall 102

Writing Democracy Project

March 29, 2024
The Writing Center presents: Writing Democracy with Oklahoma House Representative Mauree Turner! Join us to engage in a discussion about democracy with Rep. Turner. Rep. Turner is the first Muslim and non-binary person to serve in the Oklahoma legislature. WHEN: March 29 at 4 p.m. WHERE: Allied Health 105 We can’t wait to see you there!

Book Talk: A Course in Cyborg Semiotics

April 11, 2024
Are you ready to explore the fascinating intersection of technology, communication, and culture? Join us for a captivating book talk and celebration with Dr. Mick Howard, Director of the Writing Center, as he presents his latest publication: A Course in Cyborg Semiotics. WHEN: Thursday, April 11, at 2 p.m. WHERE: Allied Health Center 105 Hosted by the English Department and Writing Center, this event offers ...