Psychology is an empirical science. It addresses the exploration, description, and prediction of the human experience and actions. This always involves cause-and-affect relationships that are examined using scientific-experimental methods.
Techniques that can show correlations between psychological processes and neurological as well as cellular biological procedures are an important component of psychological research today. Accordingly, the superordinate objective of the Psychology (B.Sc.) programme is that the students obtain skills for the analysis of mental and biological procedures. Furthermore, they will become familiar with the most important intervention methods that can be used to purposefully modify experience and behaviour processes.
Due the openness to social developments expected from psychologists in their everyday professional life, students are encouraged to attend courses offered by other departments – especially business, information sciences, and engineering.
Therefore, those who would like to study Psychology should initially have a fundamental interest in human experience and behavior. Additional requirements are skills for independent learning as well as sound knowledge acquired at school in the fields of mathematics and science. Furthermore, a fundamental interest in education and social-scientific contexts is necessary.
Psychologists often interact with colleagues from other scientific disciplines in their everyday professional life. The willingness and ability to work in a team is imperative here. In this context, the students’ ability to communicate and to convey complex concepts and strategies comprehensibly plays an important role.