Psychology Major 2020-2021 Edition

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
Writing Workshop
Bryant IDEA: Innovation and Design Experience For All
Psychology Major Requirements
Foundational Courses
Introduction to Psychology
Honors: Core Concepts in Psychology
Research Methods in Psychology
Research Methods in Psychology II: Psychological Research and Statistics
Capstone Course
Senior Research Seminar
Senior Internship Seminar
Foundational Perspectives *
Students must take at least one course from each of the 5 Foundational Perspectives
Developmental Perspective
Child and Adolescent Development
Adult Development and Aging
Social and Cultural Perspective
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Social Psychology
Community Psychology
Cognition and Learning Perspective
Cognitive Psychology
Educational Psychology
Judgment and Decision Making
Biological Perspective
Introduction to Neuroscience
Health Psychology
Drugs and Behavior
Clinical Perspective
Introduction to Psychopathology
Child 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
Environmental Psychology
Applied Psychology
Positive Psychology
Industrial and Organization Psychology
Psychology Internship
The Design Thinking Process
Gender in Childhood
Exercise and Sport Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Psychological Testing and Assessment
Directed Study in Psychology
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 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.

 A minimum 122 credit hours required for graduation