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Indiana University Bloomington

Degrees in Psychology or Neuroscience

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences offers four bachelor's degrees - explore degree requirements below.

We also offer a Minor in Psychology and a Neuroscience Certificate.

Highly motivated psychology and neuroscience majors students can complete Honors Thesis Research to earn an Honors Degree.


The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology provides a broad coverage of modern scientific psychology and of the strategies and tactics by which knowledge is acquired in this field. The B.A. program offers the student considerable flexibility in choosing courses, and it requires sufficient background in science and psychology to enable good students to qualify for demanding graduate programs.

Requirements for Psychology - Bachelor of Arts Degree

The requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology depend on when you first enrolled at Indiana University as a degree-seeking student. The requirements in effect when you enrolled will remain the same throughout your time in school.

The sequence maps provided below suggest an order in which you might take some of the courses required for your degree. The sequence maps are general guidelines and, for this reason, are best used in combination with the requirements and in consultation with your academic advisor.

Select the requirements and sequence map from the year you first enrolled as a degree-seeking student on the Bloomington Campus.

If you enrolled during the 2013-2014 academic year:
If you enrolled during the 2012-2013 academic year:
If you enrolled during the 2011-2012 academic year:
If you enrolled during the 2010-2011 academic year:
If you enrolled during the 2009-2010 academic year:
If you enrolled during the 2008-2009 academic year:
If you enrolled during the 2007-2008 academic year:

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is designed for highly motivated students. The program emphasizes breadth of preparation in science and development of math and computer skills, and it requires more advanced courses and laboratory work in psychology than the B.A. program. The student who graduates with a B.S. in psychology should be well prepared for graduate training in psychology and related fields, for professional schools, and for jobs (not necessarily in psychology) that use scientific training and quantitative techniques.

Requirements for Psychology - Bachelor of Science Degree

The requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology depend on when you first enrolled at Indiana University as a degree-seeking student. The requirements in effect when you enrolled will remain the same throughout your time in school.

The sequence maps provided below suggest an order in which you might take some of the courses required for your degree. The sequence maps are general guidelines and, for this reason, are best used in combination with the requirements and in consultation with your academic advisor.

Select the requirements and sequence map from the year you first enrolled as a degree-seeking student on the Bloomington Campus.

If you enrolled during the 2013-2014 academic year:
If you enrolled during the 2012-2013 academic year:
If you enrolled during the 2011-2012 academic year:
If you enrolled during the 2010-2011 academic year:
If you enrolled during the 2009-2010 academic year:
If you enrolled during the 2008-2009 academic year:
If you enrolled during the 2007-2008 academic year:

The Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience is designed for students who have an interest in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience and who are interested in pursuing graduate training in neuroscience, attending medical school, or obtaining a research-related position in biotechnology, the life sciences, or the pharmaceutical industry. The major provides interdisciplinary training in basic scientific principles in the life and physical sciences that are necessary for an understanding of nervous system function, as well as training in the fundamental principles of neuroscience, and opportunities for more advanced training in specific topics in the field. Thus, students will gain a depth of understanding in neuroscience, from the cellular and molecular bases of nervous system function, to a systems-level approach to the study of brain-behavior relationships.

Requirements for Neuroscience - Bachelor of Science Degree

The requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience depend on when you first enrolled at Indiana University as a degree-seeking student. The requirements in effect when you enrolled will remain the same throughout your time in school.

The sequence maps provided below suggest an order in which you might take some of the courses required for your degree. The sequence maps are general guidelines and, for this reason, are best used in combination with the requirements and in consultation with your academic advisor.

Select the requirements and sequence map from the year you first enrolled as a degree-seeking student on the Bloomington Campus.

If you enrolled during the 2013-2014 academic year:
If you enrolled during the 2012-2013 academic year:
If you enrolled during the 2011-2012 academic year:
If you enrolled during the 2010-2011 academic year:
If you enrolled during the 2009-2010 academic year:
If you enrolled during the 2008-2009 academic year:
If you enrolled during the 2007-2008 academic year:

The Interdepartmental Major in Psychology and Speech & Hearing Sciences is designed for students interested in the field of psychology (especially cognition and human development) as well as in the area of typical and atypical speech, language, and hearing.

Requirements for Interdepartmental Major in Psychology and Speech & Hearing Sciences

The requirements for Interdepartmental Major in Psychology and Speech & Hearing Sciences depend on when you first enrolled at Indiana University as a degree-seeking student. The requirements in effect when you enrolled will remain the same throughout your time in school.

If you enrolled during the during the 2013-2014 academic year:
Requirements: Interdepartmental Major in PSY and SHS and COAS Degree Requirements - B.A.
If you enrolled during the during the 2012-2013 academic year:
Requirements: Interdepartmental Major in PSY and SHS and COAS Degree Requirements - B.A.
If you enrolled during the 2011-2012 academic year:
Requirements: Interdepartmental Major in PSY and SHS and COAS Degree Requirements - B.A.
If you enrolled during the 2010-2011 academic year:
Requirements: Interdepartmental Major in PSY and SHS and COAS Degree Requirements - B.A.
If you enrolled during the 2009-2010 academic year:
Requirements: Interdepartmental Major in PSY and SHS and COAS Degree Requirements - B.A.
If you enrolled during the 2008-2009 academic year:
Requirements: Interdepartmental Major in PSY and SHS and COAS Degree Requirements - B.A.
If you enrolled during the 2007-2008 academic year:
Requirements: Interdepartmental Major in PSY and SHS and COAS Degree Requirements - B.A.

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