The mission of the Department of Psychology is to provide students of psychology with a comprehensive introduction to this diverse scientific discipline. The Department is committed through its curriculum and the specialty training of its staff to represent the major sub-disciplines of psychology. The study of psychology at the University of Botswana should make students conversant with major areas of psychology and provide a foundation for professional practice and development. Psychology courses should also promote cross-fertilization of intellectual ideas and enhance multidisciplinary approaches to academic programs and behavioural research.
- To provide students with the necessary knowledge and research skills that would enable them to continue the study of psychology at a post-graduate level.
- To provide students with the necessary knowledge and research skills to work in diverse settings that require the application and use of psychology.
- To equip students with practical competencies for providing psychological services in public and private institutions.
- To enhance the development of psychology as an academic discipline that is relevant to the local needs.