Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Two courses in English composition of at least 3 credits each and 3 credits of speech are required. You may choose either ENG-W 270 or ENG-W 231. A grade of C (2.0) or better must be obtained in both composition courses (a C- does not count).

  • ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, & Inquiry I
  • ENG-W 270 Argumentative Writing*
  • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills*
  • COMM-R 110 Fundamentals of Speech Comm.

First year proficiency in a foreign language is required. This requirement may be met by one of the options below:

  • Completing a first year sequence (8-10 credit hours) in a single language with a passing grade
  • Completing a second-year or third-year course with a grade of C or higher
  • Taking a placement test and placing into the 200 level or higher. American Sign Language (ASL) may be taken to meet this requirement.

History (choose one)

  • HIST-H 109 Perspectives on the World to 1800
  • HIST-H 114 History of Western Civilization II

Arts and humanities (choose one)

  • HER-H 100 Art Appreciation
  • HER-H 101 Beginning Drawing
  • COMM-T 130 Introduction to Theatre
  • ENG-L 115 Literature for Today
  • ENG-L 207 Woman and Literature
  • MUS-E 241 Intro to Music Fundamentals
  • MUS-Z 201 History of Rock and Roll
  • PHIL-P 110 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL-P 120 Personal and Social Ethics
  • REL-R 133 Introduction to Religion
  • REL-R 212 Comparative Religions

Social science (choose one)

  • COMM-C 180 Interpersonal Communications
  • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • FOLK-F 101 Introduction to Folklore
  • GEOG-G 110 Introduction to Human Geography
  • HIST-H 105 American History I
  • HIST-H 105 American History II
  • HIST-H 108 Perspectives World to 1800
  • POLS-Y 101 Principles of Political Science
  • POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics
  • POLS-Y 219 International Relations
  • SPEA-J 101 American Criminal Justice System
  • SOC-R 100 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC-R 121 Social Problems

A minimum of four (4) courses totaling a minimum of 12 credit hours. At least one of the courses must be a laboratory course. You must obtain grades of C- or higher in these courses; a grade of D+ or D will be allowed for one course only. Choose from:

  • Astronomy courses
  • Biology courses
  • Chemistry courses
  • Geology courses

The following courses are not accepted to fulfill this requirement:

  • BIOL-N 100
  • BIOL-N 200
  • CHEM-C 100
  • GEOL-G 130
  • PHYS 10000
  • PHYS 20000
  • Any agriculture course

You must obtain a grade of C- or higher; a grade of D+ or D will be allowed for one course only.

  • CSCI-N 207 Data Analysis Using Spreadsheets

Choose one course from the list below:

  • MATH-M 153
  • MATH-M 154
  • MATH-M 159

The psychology major requires 40 credit hours of selected course work. You may wish to consult with a psychology faculty advisor to select courses appropriate to your future career path. No grade lower than a C- will be accepted in any course used to fulfill the major requirements.

Introductory Psychology

  • PSY-B 103 Orientation to Major in Psychology
  • PSY-B 104 Psychology as a Social Science
  • PSY-B 105 Psychology as a Biological Science

Research Methods

  • PSY-B 305 Statistics
  • PSY-B 311 Introductory Lab in Psychology

Psychology electives or specialization

Any two 3 credit hour, upper level (300 or above) psychology courses. 

Core areas (select 6 courses from below)

  • PSY-B 307 Tests and Measurements
  • PSY-B 310 Life Span Development
  • PSY-B 320 Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PSY-B 334 Preception
  • PSY-B 340 Learning
  • PSY-B 344 Learning
  • PSY-B 356 Into to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSY-B 370 Social Psychology
  • PSY-B 380 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY-B 442 Theories of Personality

Capstone (select one course from below)

  • PSY-B 425 Capstone Lab in Personality (P: B424)
  • PSY-B 471 Capstone Lab in Social Psychology (P: B370)
  • PSY-B 497 Capstone Individual Research

Approximately 29 credit hours or the number needed to complete a minimum of 120 total credit hours for graduation. No more than 6 credit hours of clinical, athletic, or performance arts courses will count toward the total.

Academic advising

As a psychology student at IUPUC, you'll work closely with your academic advisor to select and register for classes that apply toward your degree program. Your advisor will help you monitor your progress to ensure you are on the right track to graduate on time.

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