Bachelor Of Science
The IU Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology exposes you to courses in behavioral neuroscience, sensation and perception, evolutionary psychology, the psychology of learning, the psychology of personality, abnormal psychology, and more. Your actual sequence of courses depends on the semester that you choose to begin the program, and is determined in consultation with your academic advisor.
As a student in the program, you develop communication, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills that are important in a wide range of settings, including mental health clinics, social welfare agencies, government, personnel departments, and business and industry. In addition, your BS in Psychology provides a solid foundation for graduate work.
Your IU Online BS in Psychology prepares you for such careers as:
- Psychology teacher
- Mental health counselor
- School counselor
- Child custody worker
- Vocational placement analyst
- Human resource manager
- Psychological technician
- Human services program specialist
- Social work associate
- Research scientist
To graduate with the BS in Psychology, you must complete a total of 120 credit hours. A minimum of 36 credit hours must be taken at the 300 level or above, with at least 18 in the major. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C) is required for all courses taken toward a degree. A maximum of 64 hours can be accepted in transfer from 2-year institutions or community colleges. You may be able to transfer an associate degree or up to 64 credit hours from a regionally accredited two-year college and up to 90 credit hours from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.
Requirements are broken down as follows:
- General education courses (30 credit hours)
- Psychology core courses (12 credit hours)
- Psychology advanced core courses (15 credit hours)
- Psychology elective courses (6 credit hours)
- Diversity course (3 credit hours)
- Capstone course (3 credit hours)
- General elective courses (as needed to total 120 credit hours)
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