Student Achivement


Degree Profile

The Psychology graduate from UDLA is a professional who can work autonomously as well as in multi-, inter-, and intra-disciplinary teams. He is enterprising and thinks critically, allowing him to contribute to several psychology topics via profound practical-theoretical understanding. Furthermore, he behaves responsibly and ethically in order to contribute to human progress on a local and worldwide scale.

The UDLA Psychology graduate knows and understands the main concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings of psychology and can apply them to behavioral phenomena of different levels of complexity. In addition, the graduate interprets behavior by applying scientific reasoning and research design principles to draw conclusions about psychological phenomena and to design and execute research. Furthermore, graduates base their academic and professional practice on the values and norms that govern ethics in psychology, that contribute to obtaining positive results in work environments, and that build a society sensitive to multicultural and global concerns, enhancing their work with those who do not share their heritage and traditions. Graduates participate in discussions of psychological concepts, scientific results, and ideas, whether their own or others’, before audiences of different orientations, with an interpersonal approach that optimizes the exchange of information and the development of relationships. Finally, graduates apply the specific contents and skills of psychology, effective self-reflection, project management skills, and autonomous and teamwork skills, preparing them for continuing their professional careers or for pursuing post-graduate studies.

An UDLA Psychology graduate is expected to show enough initiative to provide unique solutions to the issues that the professional world brings. It is also expected that he conforms to the principles and norms that govern professional ethics in psychology, embracing those that contribute to beneficial outcomes in work contexts and the development of a society sensitive to multicultural and global problems. Finally, the graduate is required to exhibit human traits associated with respect for diversity and involvement of vulnerable groups, as well as acknowledgment of varied historical-cultural and scientific identities, while constantly pursuing the common good and national growth.

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention and graduation rates are calculated through the 2019- 2020 academic year, based on new, first-time students entering in the fall semester, regardless of whether they enroll in the daytime or evening version of their program (if available). These rates do not consider incoming transfer students. The duration of the Architecture program has according to a duration of 5 years and 150% of that amount. Thepercentage of graduates in each cohort by gender considers only actual graduates, not the original makeup of the cohort

Program Learning Outcomes

In every semester, the program provides assessment results according to its Multiannual Assessment Plan (MAP), which typically considers one or more of its program learning outcomes (PLOs). Most programs utilize the platform Brightspace to collect and assess student work and to present the data and evidence of student achievement. These results and their analysis, with the objective of identifying areas for improvement, are presented in the program’s annual assessment report. In the graphic below, the most recent period in which a PLO has been assessed is indicated, with the percentage indicating achievement of the expected performance standard for that PLO, according to the rubric used to evaluate the student work. This standard can be designated at an introductory, intermediate, or final level, depending upon how the course learning outcomes (CLOs) align to each PLO in the program’s curriculum map.

A graduate of the ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY program will be able to:

RC1- Understand and apply major concepts, theoretical viewpoints, historical trends, and empirical discoveries to analyze how psychological principles relate to increasingly complex behavioral situations. Effective since : 2019 to 2022

RC2- Interpret behavior by examining research and applying research design principles to draw conclusions about psychological phenomena, as well as designing and carrying out research programs. Effective since : 2019 to 2022

RC3- Engage in academic and professional practice in accordance with the values and norms that govern ethics in psychology and demonstrate adherence to professional values that allow them to optimize contributions and work effectively, even with those who do not share their heritage and traditions, in a way that can strengthen community relationships and contributions. Effective since : 2019 to 2022

RC4- Participate in discussions of psychological concepts, scientific findings, and ideas, both their own and others', in front of various audiences, using an interpersonal style that maximizes information sharing and relationship development. Effective since : 2019 to 2022

RC5- Apply psychology-specific content and skills, effective self-reflection, project management skills, teamwork skills, and career preparation, whether for professional employment or for graduate studies. Effective since : 2019 to 2022