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.
|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|
|Research Methods in Psychology|
|Research Methods in Psychology II: Psychological Research and Statistics|
|Senior Research Seminar|
or PSY 491
|Senior Internship Seminar|
|Foundational Perspectives *|
|Students must take at least one course from each of the 5 Foundational Perspectives|
|Child and Adolescent Development|
|Adult Development and Aging|
Social and Cultural Perspective
Cognition and Learning Perspective
|Judgment and Decision Making|
|Introduction to Neuroscience|
|Drugs and Behavior|
|Introduction to Psychopathology|
|Counseling Theory and Practice|
|Psychology Electives *|
3 Psychology elective courses can be taken from any remaining courses in the Perspectives above or from any of the courses below.
|Psychology of Personality|
|Industrial and Organization Psychology|
|The Design Thinking Process|
|Gender in Childhood|
|Exercise and Sport Psychology|
|Psychological Testing and Assessment|
|Directed Study in Psychology|
|Liberal Arts Core Requirements|
|Introduction to Literary Studies|
Two Humanities Survey Courses
|Liberal Arts Distributions - Modes of Thought 1|
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 2
|*At least 3 courses from the Foundational Perspectives and the Electives must be taken at the 400 level.|
|Business Minor Requirement|
Selection is made from a variety of business minors (Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Supplyl Chain Management, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Marketing Analytics, and Sales).
|Subject to programmatic constraints, students may elect to take additioal business courses beyond the required minor, not to exceed a combined total of 30 credit hours in the College of Business.|
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