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Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Major in Psychology - B.A.

Major in Psychology - B.A.

Division of Arts and Sciences
Major Field – BA in Psychology

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Departmental Requirements: Thirty (30) credit hours

(1)   P101 and P102 are prerequisites for all courses

(2)   P211 and K300 (take as early as possible; prerequisites for all advanced labs)

(3)   Area A (a minimum of two from the following: P325, P326, P327, P329, P335, P388, P407, P417)

(4)   Area B (a minimum of two from the following: P303, P314, P316, P319, P320, P324, P336, P389, P423, P425, P430)

(5)  One advanced laboratory course: P421 (P: P320), P429 (P: P316 or P314), P435 (P: P335 or P438), P476 (P: P325 or P326 or P388 or P417) Labs also satisfy Capstone and intensive writing requirements.

(6)   One psychology elective at the 300-400 level

Department Recommendations for Baccalaureate (B.A.)

Freshman Year
Fall Semester Cr. Hrs. Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.
P101 Introductory Psychology 3 P102 Introductory Psychology 3
Group II Foreign Language 3-4 Group II Foreign Language 3-4
W131 Elementary Composition 3 Group I Mathematics 3-5
Group III-A  Phys/Life Science 4-5 Group III-A  Phys/Life Science 3-5
13-14 cr. hrs. 13-14 cr. hrs.
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester Cr. Hrs. Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.
K300 Statistical Techniques 3 P211 Experimental Methods in Psychology 3
Group III-A  Math/Phys/Life Science 3 Group III-A  Math/Phys/Life Science 3
Group II Foreign Language 3 Group II Foreign Language 3
Speech S121 3 Group IV-A  World History 3
Group III-B  Soc/Beh Science 3 Group IV-B  American Minority Experience 3
15 cr. hrs. 15 cr. hrs.
Junior Year
Fall Semester Cr. Hrs. Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.
Psychology Area A 3 Psychology Area A 3
Psychology Area B 3 Group III-B  Soc/Beh Science 3
Group III-B  Soc/Beh Science 3 Group III-C  Humanities with Lab 3
Group III-C  Humanities 3 Group III-C  Humanities 3
Group IV-C  World Culture 3 Elective 3
15 cr. hrs. 15 cr. hrs.
Senior Year
Fall Semester Cr. Hrs. Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.
Psychology Area B 3 Psychology Elective 3
Senior Level Laboratory (IW) 3 Group III-B  Soc/Beh Science 3
Group III-C  Humanities 3 Electives 9-10
Electives 6-7
15-16 cr. hrs. 15-16 cr. hrs.

One additional Intensive Writing (IW) course is required, as well as 36 hours at the 300-400 level. Students are urged to consult with departmental advisors frequently during their undergraduate years.  The recommendations listed should be viewed as a general outline or framework on which to plan a program of study. Each student is responsible for planning his/her own program and for meeting the divisional (COAS B.A. Program Requirements) and departmental degree requirements by the time he/she expects to be graduated.  Consult the IUN Bulletin for details and for courses that meet Groups I, III and IV requirements.

For more information visit the Psychology page on the IU Northwest Bulletin.