Hope to study the human brain? Help a firm understand its customers better? Or help people with physical, psychological, or social difficulties? Then psychology may be the field for you!
A background in psychology - or the study of human behavior and mental processes - provides students with the opportunity to understand the one factor that cuts across all other human endeavors: people. Learning about psychology means far more than being interested in the latest bits of wisdom that personalities in the media try to spread, however...it means learning about the fundamental science behind our knowledge.
The psychology programs at IU Kokomo strive to help its majors do the following:
understand the major theoretical approaches to human behavior and cognition
develop abilities to gather, analyze, synthesize, and apply psychology information
develop a healthy skepticism about conclusions presented without supporting data
communicate more effectively.
Our programs provide students the opportunity to develop and achieve their personal and career aspirations, including opportunities for engaging in research with faculty, independent research, and/or practicum experiences within the community. Thus, our programs contribute to IU Kokomo's mission to enhance research and develop partnerships between our degree and various community programs.
Programs of Study in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - for students interested in a traditional liberal arts approach to psychology, with flexible paths to graduate school or the workplace.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, General Science Track - for students interested in professional programs such as medical school, social work, physical therapy, or occupational therapy; or workplaces where a strong laboratory science background is helpful.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Psychological Science Track - for students interested in graduate school in psychology, particularly at the doctoral level; or workplaces where a strong social science research background is helpful.
Minor in Psychology - an excellent minor to support marketability of almost any other IU Kokomo degree, particularly in business, criminal justice, education, nursing, or other social sciences.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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