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 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 Psychology Requirements
|First-Year Gateway Experience|
|Global Foundations of Character and Leadership|
|Global Foundations of Organizations and Business|
|Bryant IDEA: Innovation and Design Experience For All|
|Psychology Major Requirements|
|Introduction to Psychology|
or PSY 263
|Honors: Core Concepts in Psychology|
|Introduction to Applied Psychology|
|Research Methods in Psychology|
|Senior Research Seminar|
or PSY 491
|Senior Internship Seminar|
|Applied Psychology Courses 1|
Select three of the following:
|Environment and Behavior|
|The Design Thinking Process|
|Counseling Theory and Practice|
|Exercise and Sport Psychology|
|Drugs and Behavior|
|Psychological Testing and Assessment|
|Judgment and Decision Making|
|Psychology Survey Courses 1|
|Psychology of Personality|
or PSY 355
|Introduction to Psychopathology|
or PSY 374
Select one of the following:
|Child and Adolescent Development|
|Adult Development and Aging|
Two electives (Select from courses listed above or the following list of courses not mentioned above: PSY 372, PSY 465, PSY 471, PSY 472, PSY 391, PSY 497).
|Liberal Arts Core Requirements|
|Introduction to Literary Studies|
Two Humanities Survey Courses
|Liberal Arts Distributions - Mode 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 Analytics, and Sales).|
|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.|
At least one course (total from all groups) must be taken at the 400 level
Modes of Thought requirements can be met by appropriate courses in the major.
Include one Lab Science. One science course must be taken at the 300 or 400 level.
A minimum 122 credit hours required for graduation