The University offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.) and a bachelor of science (B.S.) in psychology.
The Psychology Program prepares students for careers in service industries, research, government, and
business—or for graduate study in psychology and related fields.
Coursework includes a core of psychology courses—plus elective coursework in areas of interest.
The flexibility available in the selection of electives enables each student to tailor the program to
meet specific career goals.
Indiana State's Psychology Program is distinctive in its emphasis on blending classroom learning with scientific
research opportunities, practical experience, and extracurricular activities that result in exciting and challenging study.
Students benefit from classes taught by dedicated faculty mentors with diverse expertise. All hold doctoral degrees and engage in research and scholarly publication. Coursework
is further enriched with lectures and symposia presented by local professionals as well as nationally-known scholars.
Facilities include a computer lab, a survey lab, additional research space, and a psychological clinic.
A number of activities and organizations are available that enable students to interact with other students and professionals. These include the Psychological Society and Psi Chi, a national psychology honorary society.
Other opportunities include the University's Honors Program and study abroad programs—which range from summer programs to a single semester or a full academic year in over 56 countries.
Psychology advisors are familiar with helping students interested in both of these programs.
The Psychology Program is flexible and designed to meet the needs of students with different
backgrounds and career goals. Students take a required "Careers in Psychology" course in which
they begin developing a career plan that is revised in consultation with their academic advisor
to insure that it meets their current and future goals.
As a result, our graduates enter the job market in a variety of directions. A few of options include
careers in service industries, research, government, and business, including advertising and marketing.
Many pursue graduate studies in psychology and related fields. Others pursue professional programs in areas such as medicine,
law, or business.
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.
Currently enrolled students should contact the following:
The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of
authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any
academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the
requirements at any time.