Psychology

Engage with noted faculty experts in health, clinical, educational, neuroscience, decision-making, and developmental psychology to develop a specialized career path. Offered as a major and minor.

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Program Overview

Immerse yourself in the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. Engage in small classes with dedicated faculty who have deep knowledge and real-world experience and provide you with ongoing academic advising and career guidance. Our major emphasizes practical applications in a wide range of professional domains.

  • Work closely with mentoring faculty as you apply what you’ve learned through real-world experience in fieldwork, internships, research opportunities, and internships.

  • A combination of theoretical and applied psychology, plus exposure to core business courses, prepares you for either entry-level careers or graduate study.

  • Present research at academic conferences and publish your findings in national publications.

  • Collaborate with faculty on research, an opportunity usually reserved only for graduate students at many colleges and universities.

  • Immerse yourself in learning opportunities through internships with organizations such as Bradley Hospital; Special Olympics; Hasbro Children's Hospital; the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families; the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp; and the Rhode Island Department of Health.

  • 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.  
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The Bryant Difference

21%

At Bryant, 21 percent of the Class of 2017 enrolled in graduate school within six months of Commencement.

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No. 7

U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best College rankings list Bryant as No. 7 in the Regional Universities North category.

92% agree

Of Bryant’s class of 2019, 92% agree that Bryant prepared them for success.

Where Our Students Go

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

BRADLEY HOSPITAL
CYBERARK SOFTWARE, INC.
Franciscan Children's
LATHAM CENTERS
Lifespan
MAY INSTITUTE
MEDIAHUB
MEDITECH
New England Center for Children
NEW ENGLAND RESEARCH INSTITUTES
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
SUNRISE COMMUNITY SCHOOL
BOSTON COLLEGE
BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Bryant University
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
RICE UNIVERSITY
Tufts University
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

  • Shadow and network with accomplished Psychology alumni to explore different paths.
  • Secure a Psychology internship, available in various sectors, through our nationally recognized Amica Center for Career Education.
  • Discuss career opportunities with recruiters from more than 400 organizations.

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

  • Bryant Psychology Association
  • Health Education Awareness Leaders (HEAL) representative
  • Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology

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

Inspired Faculty

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Inspired 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, neuroscience, psychosocial aspects of illness, leadership, and learning and cognition. Among them is:

HEATHER POND LACEY, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology