Degrees & Programs

B.S. in Psychology

This degree completion program is designed for students who have completed at least 60 semester hours of transferable college credit with a GPA of 2.0 or better, or individuals who have completed an associate degree at the community college level. Prior transcripts are evaluated to determine academic status in relation to satisfying degree program requirements, including both general education courses equivalent to the Indiana University East core curriculum and all required prerequisites.

Completion Program Requirements (60 cr)

The program is designed to enable a student to complete the program requirements within 60 credit hours, offered over two calendar years, assuming prior completion of all required general education courses and prerequisite courses. Your actual sequence of classes will depend on the semester that you choose to begin the program, and will be determined in consultation with an advisor. Advisors work with each student for an individual plan of study.

Students must complete all requirements for the B. S. in Psychology including the following:

  • A minimum of 36 credit hours must be taken at the 300 level or above, with at least 18 in the major.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C) is required for all courses taken toward a degree.
  • A minimum of 30 hours at the 200 level or above must be completed at Indiana University East.
  • At least 15 hours in the field of concentration must be completed at Indiana University East.

No more than 64 hours can be accepted in transfer from 2-year institutions or community colleges.

General Education

Written Communication Competency (6 cr)
  • Choose one college level composition course:
    • ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition I
    • ENG-H 140  Advanced Freshman Composition
  • Choose one second college level composition course:
Speaking and Listening Competency (3 cr)
Quantitative Reasoning Competency (3-4 cr)
Natural Sciences Competency (5-6 cr)
Humanistic Artistic Competency (6)
Social-Behavioral Competency (6 cr)

Additional Requirements

First-Year Seminar (0-2)
  • UCOL-U 101 First Year Seminar or
  • HON-H100 Freshman Honors Seminar
    A passing grade is required in the First Year Seminar course. This course is mandatory for all beginning freshmen and for transfer students with no more than 12 credit hours of transferring coursework. This course must be taken in the first semester after admission to Indiana University East.
Ethics (3)

Choose one

Biology (3-4)

Choose one course in Biology (lab recommended)

Major Requirements (39 cr)
General Core Requirements (12)
Advanced Core Requirement (15)
Psychology Electives (6)

See your academic advisor for more information

Diversity Requirement (3)

Choose one approved course with advisor permission.

Capstone Course (3)
  • One of the following:
    • PSY-P 459 History and Systems of Psychology
    • PSY-P 495 Readings and Research in Psychology
    • BSS-B 490 Senior Seminar, to be taken during the senior year

General Electives

Choose additional courses to reach 120 credit hours total.

Writing Requirement

A grade of C (2.0) or above is necessary in all English composition courses required for a degree. Students
must complete ENG W131 or the equivalent within the first 25 credit hours for which they are enrolled. Students must also complete a second writing course with a C (2.0) or above within the first 50 credit hours for which they are enrolled. This course should prepare students for writing research papers and
include at least one method of widely accepted documentation and instruct students in library research skills. All students must complete a culminating writing experience in their major.

General Grade Requirement

A passing grade is required in all other courses. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C) is required for all courses taken toward a degree.

Required Credit Hours

For a bachelor degree a minimum of 30 hours at the 200 level or above must be completed at Indiana University East. At least 15 hours in the field of concentration must be completed at Indiana University East.