Students earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology will have achieved several specific Learning Goals, which focus on knowledge, research, ethics, and science communication. These goals follow the recommendations of the American Psychological Association.
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree is the traditional academic route and requires additional courses in Math and Natural Sciences beyond the ISU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education requirements. Completion of a minor or additional major is optional.
The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree requires completion of a minor or additional major.
Many students combine their psychology degree with another major (26%) or a minor (56%). These students often complete courses in the following fields:
- Criminal Justice Studies
- Human Development & Family Studies
- Premedical and Preprofessional Health Programs (if interested in med school and/or psychiatry, nursing, occupational therapy, etc.)
- Pre-Law Programs
Contact the Psychology Advising Office.
- Double major: All Psych Departmental requirements must be completed.
- Double degree: All LAS and Psych Departmental requirements must be completed as well as an additional 30 credits
- Students must meet ALL Iowa State University and College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Psychology requirements to complete their degree, with assistance from their adviser.
- A total of 120 credits is required.
- A total of 45 credits at the 300-400 level is required.
- A cumulative 2.00 GPA is required
- The student is responsible for meeting requirements, registering on time and reading their ISU CyMail.