Indiana University

Degrees, Minor & Certificate in Psychology or Neuroscience

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences offers four Bachelors degree programs, a minor, and a certificate:

Psychology

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. See requirements.

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 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. See requirements.

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 Minor in Psychology is very popular among students with diverse majors. Understanding the why and how of human thought, emotion and behavior is an endless source of fascination and useful for any career goal. See requirements.

We recommend that students complete at least one Psychology course before applying for a Psychology Minor, but you don't need to have actually completed all requirements before submitting an application. Submit an Application for a Minor in Psychology.

Neuroscience

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. See requirements.

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 Neuroscience Certificate - through course work and lab experiences in this interdisciplinary certificate program, students will develop an in-depth 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. See requirements.

We recommend that students apply for a Neuroscience Certificate after completing at least one Psychology course (P155 or P101 or P106), one Biology course (L112 or H112), and Neuroscience (PSY-P 346). Nonetheless, students do not need to have actually completed all requirements before submitting an application. Download the Application for Neuroscience Certificate.

Psychology and Speech & Hearing Sciences

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. See requirements.

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.

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