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The psychology department provides our majors with a well-balanced and scientifically rigorous curriculum. Students completing an undergraduate degree in psychology will graduate with a strong background in communication skills, critical thinking, scientific methodology, ethics and diversity – skills that are in high demand.

Requirements & Course of Study

The psychology department offers both Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in psychology. Both of these degrees are held in equally high esteem by potential employers and graduate school admissions committees.

For students who first enrolled at IUPUI as a degree-seeking student during the 2012-2014 academic year, the degree requirements vary as follows:

  • Both degrees are four-year programs consisting of 124 credit hours and are awarded by Purdue University. Both programs require at least four science lectures courses (minimum of 12 credit hours), and at least one of the courses must have a laboratory component. In the BS program, two of the courses must be biology and/or chemistry courses.
  • The BA degree requires that students have a first-year proficiency in a foreign language, which is not required for the BS.
  • The BA program requires one college-level mathematics course (3 credits), while the BS program requires two (total of 6 credits). 

Requirements vary depending on a student's date of enrollment.  Details of all undergraduate degree requirements can be found in the IUPUI Bulletin.

Requirements vary depending on a student's date of enrollment.  Details of all undergraduate degree requirements can be found in the IUPUI Bulletin.

Students enrolling in the School of Science in or after Fall 2013: 
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Core Students enrolling in the School of Science in or after Fall 2012:
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Students enrolled in the School of Science prior to Fall 2012:
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Capstone Experience

The senior capstone provides students with an excellent opportunity to complete their academics through a research project, on-the-job practicum or scholarly seminar. This experience provides psychology majors with a final opportunity to practice and demonstrate the skills they will need to succeed after graduation on the job or in graduate school.

Senior Capstone Options

Our Psychology Advisors suggest that you DO NOT delay your graduation to fulfill your concentration.

PSY-B 433 Capstone Laboratory in Psychology (3 cr.) 

PSY-B 454 Capstone Seminar in Psychology (3 cr.)

PSY-B 482 Capstone Practicum in Clinical Psychology (3 cr.)

PSY-B 499 Capstone Honors Research (3-6 cr.)