Psychology Concentration

Psychology Concentration Objectives

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Apply basic research methods, 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.


Students in the Psychology concentration will take:

Introduction to Psychology (as a prerequisite to all other Psychology courses)
Honors: Core Concepts in Psychology
Theory Core
Selet two of the following:
Psychology of Personality
Abnormal Psychology
Child and Adolescent Development
Adult Development and Aging
Cognitive Psychology
Physiological Psychology
Social Psychology
Research Intensive Core 2
Select one of the following:
Environment and Behavior
Introduction to Applied Psychology
Positive Psychology
Research Methods in Psychology
Gender in Childhood
Psychological Testing and Assessment
Directed Study in Psychology
Applied Core
Select one of the following:
Environment and Behavior
Introduction to Applied Psychology
Health Psychology
Educational Psychology
Psychology Internship
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
One psychology elective course 3

 Of the 6 courses in total, at least 2 must be at the 400 level.


 If utilizing Research Methods in Psychology as a research intensive course, it must be taken at Bryant.


Students may take any other course from the 3 core areas or any other psychology course with the exception of Psychology Capstones PSY 490 and PSY 491, which are reserved for Applied Psychology Majors only.