Major in Psychology

There are many reasons to major in psychology. Perhaps you’re considering becoming a high school psychology teacher, or landing another psychology-related career right after college. Or maybe the academic world is your destination, in which case your bachelor’s degree will be a solid stepping stone toward further studies. Whatever your plan, we have you covered.

The major in psychology offers a basic understanding of psychological science in both laboratory and experiential settings. Your credit hours in psychology coursework will include a solid core of introductory studies, statistics, research methods, and other foundational learning. Upon that, you’ll build a flexible learning experience tailored to your needs and interests, with broad choices that include coursework in learning and cognition, motivation and emotion, personality, abnormal psychology, diversity, and social psychology, to name just a few. The department’s advising center will help you determine the mix that meets your needs, and can offer recommendations on appropriate minors based on your goals.

Requirements for students who declared a major in 2012 or later.

Psychology Major: 42-43 hours

Requirements for students who declared a major between 2008 and 2012.

Psychology Major: 44 hours

If your plan is to become a psychology teacher, you’ll want to choose the teaching major in psychology path, which includes coursework designed to culminate in a teaching license.

Department of Psychological Science
North Quad (NQ), room 104
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-1690
Fax: 765-285-1702