An understanding of psychology can be applied to every aspect of professional and personal life. The Department of Applied Psychology offers courses that provide a deep understanding of the self, other people, and how to apply that knowledge to a broad range of professional fields.
Applied Psychology at Bryant
Students who study Applied Psychology develop a strong foundation in psychological theory, then build upon that foundation through experiential applications such as day-to-day fieldwork, student/faculty-led research opportunities, and internships.
Our Applied Psychology major, one of the few such undergraduate programs in the country, emphasizes practical applications in all kinds of fields, including clinical settings, sports, legal systems, education, business, health promotion, decision-making, testing, and the environment. Students also may choose to pursue a concentration or a minor.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program is helping Bryant students in applied psychology and microbiology expand their research and technical skills.
Working with Bryant faculty and students, the Lincoln School group learned to embrace a methodology that enriches learning and problem-solving skills.
A keen sense of analysis and discipline, mastered as a student at Bryant, helps her succeed at the No. 4 law school in the country. Next stop: an international commercial law firm in Washington, D.C.
Pursuing a major
Students majoring in Applied Psychology complement their studies with a minor in business administration, preparing them for either entry-level careers or graduate study. Seniors have the opportunity to work closely with faculty through a capstone project – either an applied internship or applied research. Faculty also provide academic advising and career guidance.Learn More
The Bryant Psychology Association brings together all students who share an interest in the field of psychology and involves them in academic as well as social functions related to the field. The organization offers a wide variety of guest speakers as well as opportunities to attend annual psychological conferences, alumni panels, and graduate school seminars.Learn More
The department’s faculty members are active in a number of areas of psychology including clinical, cognitive, developmental, environmental, educational, health, and social behaviors. As dedicated teachers, they work closely with students in collaborative research, by supervising internships, or advising them about graduate school and careers.Learn More