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Psychology, BS

Bachelor of Science

Psychology is the scientific study of how humans and animals adapt their behavior to the physical and social environments in which they live.

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 

Degree Requirements

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) 

Student Services

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  • Admissions: Personalized application support for the program that is right for you
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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 applynow@iue.edu or:   

         Office of Admissions

         Indiana University East

         Whitewater Hall, Room 151

         2325 Chester Boulevard

         Richmond, IN 47374-1289

Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.


  • PSY-P 103General Psychology3 Credits
  • PSY-P 206Psychology of Everyday Life3 Credits
  • PSY-P 211 Methods of Experimental Psychology3 Credits
  • PSY-P 216 Life Span Development3 Credits
  • PSY-P 319 --OR-- PSY-P 320Psychology of Personality --OR-- Social Psychology3 Credits
  • PSY-P 324 --OR-- PSY-B 366Abnormal Psychology --OR-- Concepts and Applications in Organizational Psychology3 Credits
  • PSY-P 325 --OR-- PSY-P 335Psychology of Learning --OR-- Cognitive Psychology3 Credits
  • PSY-P 326Behavioral Neuroscience3 Credits
  • PSY-P 329 --OR-- PSY-P 328Sensation and Perception --OR-- Evolutionary Psychology3 Credits
  • PSY-P 495 --OR-- BSS-B 490Readings and Research in Psychology --OR-- Senior Seminar1-3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $235.59
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $706.77
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $340.92
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1022.76
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

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