Indiana University Northwest
notice
Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Major in Psychology - B.S. - Non Pre Med

Major in Psychology - B.S. Non- Pre Med

Division of Arts and Sciences
Major Field – BS in Psychology, Non Pre-Med


Printable PDF
Departmental Requirements: Thirty-six (36) credit Hours

(1) P101 and P102 are prerequisites for all courses
(2) P211 and K300 (take as early as possible; these are prerequisites for all 400-level labs)
(3) Area A (a minimum of three 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), P476 (P: P325 or P326 or P417)
(6) Two psychology electives at the 300-400 level.
Recommended Sequence for completing requirements for the B.S. Non Pre Med degree
Freshman Year
Fall Semester Cr. Hrs. Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.
P101 Introductory Psychology I 3 P102 Introductory Psychology II 3
C105 Principles of Chemistry I 3 C106 Principles of Chemistry II 3
C125 Experimental Chemistry I 2 C126 Experimental Chemistry II 2
M125 or higher 3 Speech S121 3
W131 Elementary Composition 3 Group III-A  Phys/Life Science 5
S104 title: Pre-Professional Studies 3
15 cr. hrs. 16 cr. hrs.
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester Cr. Hrs. Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.
P211 Experimental Methods in Psychology 3 Psychology Area A 3
K300 Statistical Techniques 3 L102 Intro to Biological Sciences II 4
L101 Intro to Biological Sciences I 4 Group III-B  Soc/Beh Science 3
Group III-C  Humantities 3 Group III-C  Humantities 3
Group III-B  Soc/Beh Science 3
16 cr. hrs. 16 cr. hrs.
Junior Year
Fall Semester Cr. Hrs. Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.
Psychology Area A 3 Psychology Area A 3
Psychology Area B 3 Psychology Area B 3
Group III-A  Phys/Life Sciences 5 Group III-A  Phys/Life Sciences 5
Group III-A  Phys/Life Sciences 5 Group III-A  Phys/Life Sciences 5
16 Cr. Hrs. 16 Cr. Hrs.
Senior Year
Fall Semester Cr. Hrs. Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.
Psychology Elective 3 Group III-B  Soc/Beh Science 3
Psychology Advanced Laboratory (IW) 3 Open Elective 3
Group III-C  Humanities 3 Psychology Elective 3
Group III-A  Phys/Life Sciences 3 Open Electives 5
12 cr. hrs. 14 cr. hrs.

One additional Intensive Writing (IW) class and twenty-eight credit hours in Group IIIA in addition to C105, C125, C106, C126, L101, L102 are required. Suggested IIIA courses include BIOL L211, BIOL L311, BIOL L312, BIOL Z374, BIOL Z406, BIOL M310, BIOL M315, CHEM C341, CHEM C342, CHEM C343, CHEM C344, CHEM C483, MATH M118, MATH M119, MATH M126, MATH, M215, MATH M216, MATH M301, MATH M311, MATH M312, MATH M360, MATH M366, PHYS P201, PHYS P202, PHYS P221, PHYS P222. Students are urged to consult with departmental advisors frequently during their undergraduate years. The sequences listed above 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 BS Requirement Sheet) and departmental degree requirements by the time he/she expects to graduate. Consult the IUN Bulletin for details and for courses that meet Groups IIIA, IIIB, IIIC and IVB requirements.

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