B.A. or B.S. in Psychology

Program Admissions Requirements

There are no program admission requirements for the B.A. or B.S. in Psychology.

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3 - MATH 1153 13
Objective 46
Objective 57
Objective 6 - PSYC 11016
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

“P” courses are equivalent to the original course. 

Major Requirements

MATH 1153Statistical Reasoning 13
PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 2201Careers in Psychology1
PSYC 2227Basic Statistics3
or SOC 3309 Social Statistics
PSYC 3303Psychology Research Methods4
Core Areas
Category 1: Select two of the following four courses:6
Child Development
Social Psychology
Theories of Personality
Category 2: Select two of the following five courses:6
Cognitive Neuroscience
Behavioral Neuroscience I
Learning and Behavior
Cognitive Process
History of Psychology
Choose fifteen (15) program elective credits, at least twelve (12) of which must be upper-division. No more than nine (9) credits can come from PSYC 4483, Research Experience. 215
Total Credits41

Students planning to apply to graduate school are encouraged to enroll in PSYC 4491, Senior Seminar, which offers opportunities for design and conduct of experiments, as well as additional training in writing. These students are also encouraged to take more classes from the core areas that will be counted as electives and will prepare them for graduate school.

Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education37
Major Requirements (w/o General Education)35
Upper Division Free Electives14
Free Electives34
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)