Psychology (B.S.)


The University offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) in psychology.

The Psychology Program prepares students for careers in social 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 advanced degrees and most run labs engaged in scientific discovery and scholarly publication. Coursework is further enriched with lectures and symposia presented by local professionals as well as nationally-known scholars.
  • Facilities include research laboratory 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: Psi Chi, a national psychology honor society; Psychological Society, a social organization for students in psychology; and NAMI on Campus, a student group focused on advocacy and education around issues of mental health.

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.

Special Note: The Psychology Program is offered on the Terre Haute campus. The program is also offered via online learning.

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

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Department of Psychology
Indiana State University


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.



Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Department of Psychology
Indiana State University