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US News and World Report Best Online Programs Bachelor's in Psychology Ranked 6th Nationally 2024

Psychology, B.S.

Start a career in mental health or prepare for graduate school with our accelerated, flexible Bachelor of Science in Psychology program. You’ll take classes in a wide variety of psychology disciplines and graduate with skills employers value.

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Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 120

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $257.23

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $378.10

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

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Advance your mental health career with IU Online

Get your bachelor’s in psychology

As a student in our online B.S. in Psychology program, you’ll take courses in behavioral neuroscience, sensation and perception, evolutionary psychology, the psychology of learning, the psychology of personality, abnormal psychology, and more.

You’ll gain skills in critical thinking, communication, and problem solving. And you’ll graduate with a respected Indiana University degree from an online program ranked in the top ten by U.S. News & World Report.

Best of all, you can work on your psychology degree when and where it fits your schedule.

  • Classes start January, March, May, June, August, and October
  • Choose 8- or 16-week courses
  • Access coursework anywhere
  • Enjoy personalized student services

And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

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Thanks to IU Online, I now see a future in psychology. Online learning offers a solution for those who figure out later in life where their real interests lie.

Claire Parks BS in Psychology

Students admitted to IU Online receive a full range of personalized support services, including:

  • Onboarding
  • Advising
  • Success Coaching
  • Math and Writing Support
  • Career Services
  • Peer Mentorship
  • Tutoring

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.

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)

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Admissions requirements vary.

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states.

To apply to this program:

  • Complete application for admission
  • Submit high school transcript or equivalent (applicants with fewer than 12 credit hours)
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials
  • Submit official transcripts to or:

Office of Admissions
Indiana University East
Whitewater Hall, Room 151
2325 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374-1289

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.


Psychology, BS courses
Course Course Name Credits
PSY-P 103 General Psychology 3 Credits
PSY-P 206 Psychology of Everyday Life 3 Credits
PSY-P 211 Methods of Experimental Psychology 3 Credits
PSY-P 216 Life Span Development 3 Credits
PSY-P 319 --OR-- PSY-P 320 Psychology of Personality --OR-- Social Psychology 3 Credits
PSY-P 324 --OR-- PSY-B 366 Abnormal Psychology --OR-- Concepts and Applications in Organizational Psychology 3 Credits
PSY-P 325 --OR-- PSY-P 335 Psychology of Learning --OR-- Cognitive Psychology 3 Credits
PSY-P 326 Behavioral Neuroscience 3 Credits
PSY-P 329 --OR-- PSY-P 328 Sensation and Perception --OR-- Evolutionary Psychology 3 Credits
PSY-P 495 --OR-- BSS-B 490 Readings and Research in Psychology --OR-- Senior Seminar 1-3 Credits

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