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Degree Requirements

The degree includes 120 hours of total course work including the following:

IU Kokomo General Education Requirements (36 credit hours; Physical and Life Sciences discussed separately below):

  • Communication (9 credits; W131, W132, S121) 
  • Quantitative Literacy (6 credits; M118 or higher, plus K300 Statistics for psych major)
  • Critical Thinking (3 credits)
  • Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
  • Ethics and Civic Engagement (3 credits)
  • Social Science (6 credits; P103 completes psychology major requirement, plus one course from another discipline)
  • Humanities and Arts (6 credits; one course in Arts and one course in Literature or Philosophy)

Additional General Education and B.S. Psychology, General Science Requirements in Physical and Life Sciences (18-21 credit hours):

  • Lab sciences (12-15 credits; 2 of these 3 lab courses must be biology or chemistry)
  • Non-lab sciences (6 credits; 1 of these 2 courses must be biology or chemistry)
    • Note:  To meet campus General Education, at least two areas of science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, or Geology) must be represented in the 5 science courses taken.

Psychology Major Requirements, General Science Track (39-42 credit hours; all psychology courses require a grade of C- or higher to count towards the major):

Required Courses (an additional 6-12 credit hours beyond campus General Education):

  • P103 General Psychology (3 credits)
  • P211 Methods of Experimental Psychology (3 credits) or P259 Introduction to Psychological Inquiry (3 credits; required for students declaring the psychology major in Fall 2012 or later)
  • P216 Lifespan Development (3 credits)
  • K300 Statistical Techniques (3 credits)
  • P355 Experimental Methods (3 credits; not required for students who declared a psychology major before Fall 2012)
  • P459 History and Systems of Psychology (3 credits)

Two of the following four courses (6 credits):

  • P303 Health Psychology
  • P319 Psychology of Personality
  • P320 Social Psychology
  • P324 Abnormal Psychology

One of the following two courses (3 credits):

  • P325 Psychology of Learning
  • P335 Cognitive Psychology

One of the following two courses (3 credits):

  • P326 Neuroscience
  • P390 Special topics in Psychology:  Psychopharmacology
One of these two, two-semester courses (6 credits):
  • P493 & P494 Supervised Research I & II (click here for more info)
  • P381 Helping Skills & P495 Practicum (click here for more info)

Psychology electives

  • If declaring the major before Fall 2012, complete 2 electives (6 credits)
  • If declaring the major in Fall 2012 or afterwards, complete 1 elective (3 credits)

Additional courses to total 120 credit hours. 

Students will be advised to take additional elective courses in mathematics and in other scientific fields.

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