Psychology (B.S.)


The University offers an online bachelor's degree in psychology that prepares students for careers in service industries, research, government, and business—or for graduate study in psychology and related fields.

  • The online psychology degree program includes 120 credits. Coursework includes the psychology major (45 credits), elective coursework in areas of interest (approximately 25 credits), and the University's Foundational Studies Program (approximately 50 credits), which provides the knowledge students need in critical thinking, leadership, and interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The program is open to entering freshmen (with no previous college experience) as well as transfer students. Previously earned college credit can be applied toward completion of the program per these transfer guidelines.
  • Indiana State's Psychology Program is distinctive in its emphasis on blending class 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. Most hold doctoral degrees and engage in research and scholarly publication. Coursework is further enriched with lectures and symposia presented by local professionals.
  • The program can be completed in four years (full time) if the student follows our recommended sequence. Students also have the option of part-time study. Applicable transfer credit may be used to satisfy some program requirements, thus shortening the completion time.
  • The online psychology bachelor degree is open to eligible in-state and many out-of-state applicants. The program is closed to students residing in countries other than Canada and the United States (including U.S. Territories). The exceptions are U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

Required Courses


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.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

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.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

Indiana State Online
(812) 237-2345


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.