2017-2018

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Applied Psychology

Applied Psychology Major Objectives

Psychological study is complemented by business knowledge through the completion of a minor in business administration. The combination of a solid background in theoretical and applied psychology plus exposure to core business courses prepares students for either entry-level careers or graduate study.

Students in the Applied Psychology major will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, research ethics, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  • Apply psychological principles ethically to personal, social, and organizational issues.

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Applied Psychology Requirements

First-Year Gateway Experience
Global Foundations of Character and Leadership
Global Foundations of Organizations and Business
Writing Workshop
Bryant IDEA: Innovation and Design Experience For All
Applied Psychology Major Requirements
Introduction to Psychology
Honors: Core Concepts in Psychology
Introduction to Applied Psychology
Research Methods in Psychology
Senior Research Seminar
Senior Internship Seminar
Applied Psychology Courses 1
Select three of the following:
Environment and Behavior
Health Psychology
Educational Psychology
The Design Thinking Process
Counseling Theory and Practice
Exercise and Sport Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Drugs and Behavior
Psychological Testing and Assessment
Judgment and Decision Making
Psychology Survey Courses 1
Psychology of Personality
Abnormal Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Physiological Psychology
Select one of the following:
Child and Adolescent Development
Adult Development and Aging
Social Psychology
Psychology Electives
Two electives
Liberal Arts Core Requirements
Microeconomic Principles
Macroeconomic Principles
Introduction to Literary Studies
Mathematical Analysis
Statistics I
Two Humanities Survey Courses
Liberal Arts Distributions – Modes of Thought 2
Two Social Science Modes of Thought
One Historical Mode of Thought (Upper Division)
One Literary Mode of Thought (Upper Division)
Two Scientific Modes of Thought 3
Business Minor Requirement
Selection is made from a variety of business minors (Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Marketing Analytics, and Sales).
Electives
Subject to programmatic constraints, students may elect to take additional business courses beyond the required minor, not to exceed a combined total of 30 credit hours in the College of Business.
1

At least one course (total from all groups) must be taken at the 400 level

2

Modes of Thought requirements can be met by appropriate courses in the major.

3

Include one Lab Science. One science course must be taken at the 300 or 400 level.

A minimum 122 credit hours required for graduation