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Applied Psychology

Engage with noted faculty experts in decision-making; design thinking; and developmental, environmental, and health psychology to develop a specialized career path.

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Program Overview

Applied Psychology at Bryant

One of the few undergraduate programs of its kind in the country, our major emphasizes practical applications in many fields, including clinical settings, sports, legal systems, education, business, health promotion, decision-making, testing, and the environment.

Program Features

  • Engage in small classes with dedicated faculty who provide ongoing academic advising and career guidance.
  • Immerse yourself in meaningful internships with a variety of  health and community organizations, and government agencies.
  • Work closely with a faculty member on a capstone applied internship or applied research project.
  • Present research at academic conferences and publish your findings in national publications.
  • Participate in alumni panels, conference opportunities, and seminars about graduate schools offered through the Bryant Psychology Association.

Cross-Disciplinary Advantage

  • A strong liberal arts foundation develops critical thinking and communication skills essential for success and continuous growth in every field.
  • Your business minor will be a competitive advantage that highlights the acumen and problem-solving abilities cultivated through real-world projects
  • Whether you pursue grad school or begin a career after graduation, the credentials of your major and minor distinguish you.  
A Bryant Education
Nina Luiggi

Nina Luiggi '18

Major:
  • Applied Psychology
  • Management

Innovative courses and real-world experience are helping a curious student explore her interests and discover new paths to success.

Hometown: Nottingham, UK

More Than a Major

  • Research
  • Bulldog Spirit
  • Internships
  • Peer Tutoring

A Connected Community

Alan Olinsky

Alan Olinsky, Ph.D.

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Alexander Bronk

Alexander Bronk '17

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Ashley Nesmith

Ashley Nesmith '17

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The Bryant Difference

Graduation Cap
16%
At Bryant, 16 percent of the Class of 2016 enrolled in graduate school within six months of Commencement.
94% agree
94% agree
Of Bryant’s class of 2016, 94% agree that Bryant prepared them for success.
Best Colleges U.S. News
No. 9
U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best College rankings list Bryant as No. 9 in the Regional Universities North category

Where Our Students Go

Graduates of Bryant’s Applied Psychology program go on to prestigious graduate programs and are in demand by business, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.

  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Bradley Hospital
  • Clemson University
  • CyberArk Software
  • Fordham University
  • Groden Center
  • Latham Centers
  • May Institute
  • Media Hub
  • Meditech
  • New England Research Institutes
  • Northeastern University
  • Rice University
  • Rushford Center
  • Sunrise Community School
  • Tufts University
  • University of Virginia
  • Xavier University
  • Yelp

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Career Education Opportunities

  • Shadow and network with accomplished Applied Psychology alumni to explore different paths.
  • Secure an Applied Psychology internship, available in various sectors, through our nationally recognized Amica Center for Career Education.
  • Discuss career opportunities with recruiters from 100+ prestigious organizations at on-campus career fairs.

Clubs/Organizations

    • Bryant Psychology Association
    • Health Education Awareness Leaders (HEAL) representative
    • Psi Chi International Honor Society
    • Love Your Melon
    • Bryant Improv Troupe member
    • Bryant University Autism Speaks Chapter

Service

    • St. Jude’s Up 'Til Dawn team leader
    • Big Brothers and Big Sisters mentor

International

    • Sophomore International Experience

Research

    • Research and Engagement Day panelist
    • Present original research at national conferences
    • Publish research conducted in collaboration with a faculty member in nationally recognized psychology journals
Associate Professor Lacey

Inspiring Faculty

Our accomplished Psychology faculty are award-winning educators, and dedicated mentors with deep knowledge and real-world experience in a variety of disciplines. They include practicing clinical psychologists and scholars with expertise in decision-making, developmental and environmental psychology, psychosocial aspects of illness, leadership, and learning and cognition. Among them is:

HEATHER POND LACEY, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Applied Psychology