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Psychology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Gary, IN, United States
Psychology is a science that deals with mental processes and behavior. Psychological scientists study topics such as the structure and function of the brain, perception, learning, memory, thinking, personality, and psychological disorders.
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A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Psychology curriculum enables students to 1) think scientifically about behavior and mental processes, 2) appreciate and respect individual differences, and 3) pursue a variety of post-baccalaureate alternatives, including enrollment in graduate or professional school or employment in social service agencies, business, and industry.

Coursework aims to teach students to evaluate research methods, research designs, and statistics; to distinguish theories and findings based on evidence from those without such support; to speak and write effectively about psychology; and to understand how the study of psychology helps individuals make their community a better place.

Both the B.A. and B.S. degrees in psychology provide students with a rigorous general background in psychology that prepares students for entry into psychology graduate programs. The B.S. degree is designed for students who wish to prepare for health-related professional graduate programs such as medicine, dentistry or physical therapy. The more extensive requirements in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics have been selected to optimize the student's preparation for these health-related graduate programs.

Program Highlights The department offers a wide variety of courses in all areas of psychology. Historically, students completing these courses have done exceedingly well on national achievement tests. Students are able to engage in collaborative or independent study with faculty members. Over the past five years, dozens of students have taken advantage of this opportunity. Many have presented their research at student and professional meetings and some have won student research competitions.

What Can I Do With a B.A./B.S. in Psychology

B.A. and B.S. degree recipients find employment in social service agencies, personnel, sales, and various capacities in many different organizations. A career as a psychologist requires graduate training, at least at the master's level. Entry to doctoral programs is highly competitve, but the doctoral degree provides many possibilities for careers in service, research, and/or teaching. Some psychology students also go on to medical school.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

(1) P101 and P102 are prerequisites for all courses

(2) P211 and K300 (take as early as possible; these are prerequisites for all advanced labs)

(3) Area A (a minimum of three from the following: P325, P326, P327, P329, P335, P388, P407, P417)

(4) Area B (a minimum of two from the following: P303, P314, P316, P319, P320, P324, P389, P423, P425, P430)

(5) One advanced laboratory course: P421 (P: P320), P429 (P: P316 or P314),

P435 (P: P335 or P438), P476 (P: P325or P326 or P388 or P417)

(6) Two Psychology electives at the 300-400 level

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

All students who are interested in IU need to be aware of the high school prerequisites before applying to IU. Applicants should complete at least 34 credits (or semesters) of college-preparatory courses, advanced placement courses, and/or college courses in high school. We focus mainly on the academic performance and preparation of the applicant throughout high school.

You can share standards, but only Admissions staff members can assess a student’s admissibility. Though we will consider additional factors, our admissions decisions are primarily based on academics.

  • Class rank
  • Academic program
  • Grade trends
  • Personal statements
  • Essays
  • Letters of recommendation
  • SAT or ACT are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9215 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9215 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3300 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Gary

  • 956 - 1550 USD/month
    Living Costs

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