Degree Programs:

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

Bachelor of Science in Psychology TSAP

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology TSAP is designed to meet the needs of students who have completed a Transfer Singular Articulation Pathway (TSAP) in Psychology at a community college in the state of Indiana. Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology TSAP will understand the major theoretical approaches to human behavior and cognition; develop abilities to gather, analyze, synthesize, and apply psychology information; develop a healthy skepticism about conclusions presented without supporting data; and effectively communicate orally and in writing. The Bachelor of Science in Psychology TSAP has a strong scientific focus, giving students the opportunity to develop skills in scientific inquiry and interpretation.

The TSAP coursework provides students with greater depth in psychology topics as well as emphasizing the connections between the science of psychology, and various other physical and natural sciences.  Therefore, this program requires additional study in natural science, and is suitable for students who wish to pursue graduate work in professional health programs such as occupational therapy or physical therapy, medicine, or medical or geriatric social work. The program is also appropriate for those who would like to pursue careers that emphasize scientific training and quantitative skills.

For students who are interested in completing their Psychology TSAP at IU Kokomo, we advise taking a math course that will transfer in as one of the courses below to serve as the prerequisite for PSY-K300 Statistical Techniques. For example, at Ivy Tech, students taking MATH 123 Quantitative Reasoning would be required to take an additional math course at IU Kokomo to be prepared to complete the statistics course. For Ivy Tech students, MATH 135 is the recommended course to most easily complete the Psychology TSAP.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology TSAP: 

  1. General Education: Completion of the STEGC at the Indiana institution is required for students completing the Bachelor of Science in Psychology TSAP. In addition to the coursework taken prior to enrollment at IU Kokomo, students are also required to complete the following credits if not completed at their previous institution:
    1. Math: MATH-M118 Finite Mathematics, MATH-M110, MATH-M 119, MATH-M125, MATH-M134, or MATH-M215 (unless part of STGEC) (3 credits)
    2. Cultural Diversity course (unless part of STGEC) (3 credits)
  2. Students are required to take ENG-W221 Sophomore Writing Lab: Writing in the Social Sciences (3 credits) with a grade of a C- or higher.
  3. Psychology Major Requirements for B.S.: Students must complete a minimum of 31 credit hours in psychology with a grade of C- or higher in each course. Questions about other psychology courses that might meet Cluster I, II, III, IV, or V below should be directed to the department.
  4. Humanities and Social Sciences requirements for a B.S. degree.

Psychology Core Requirements: The following courses are required of all students declaring a B.S. in Psychology TSAP (all course descriptions can be found here):

  • PSY-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
  • PSY-P 355 Experimental Psychology (4 cr.)
  • PSY-P 459 History & Systems of Psychology (3 cr.)

Category I: Choose 1 of these 2 courses:

  • PSY-P 319 Psychology of Personality (3 cr.)
  • PSY-P 320 Social Psychology (3 cr.)

Category II: Choose 1 of these 2 courses:

  • PSY-P 325 Psychology of Learning (3 cr.)
  • PSY-P 335 Cognitive Psychology (3 cr.)

Category III:  Choose 1 of these 2 courses:

  • PSY-P 326 Behavioral Neuroscience (3 cr.)
  • PSY-P 407 Drugs and the Nervous System (3 cr.)

Category IV:  Choose 1 of these 2 courses:

  • PSY-P 303 Health Psychology (3 cr.)
  • PSY-P 324 Abnormal Psychology (3 cr.)

Category V:  Choose 1 of these 5 courses:

  • PSY-B 388 Human Sexuality (3 cr.)
  • PSY-P 343 Psychology Abroad (3 cr.)
  • PSY-P 348 Psychology of Hip Hop (3 cr.)
  • PSY-P 364 Multicultural Issues in Counseling (3 cr.)
  • PSY-P 391 Psychology of Gender and Ethnicity (3 cr.)

Supervised Skills Sequence: Students should consult with academic advisors and with the psychology faculty in deciding which 1 of these 2 sequences to complete: 

  • PSY-P 381 Helping Skills and Ethics (3 cr.) + PSY-B421 Practicum in Psychology (3 cr.)
  • PSY-P 493 (3 cr.) + PSY-P 494 (3 cr.) Supervised Research I & II

Three additional Physical and Life Sciences courses, two with labs. Between the STGEC and IU Kokomo, three science courses must be biological science or chemistry (12-13 credits): 

  • Additional course with lab (5 credits)
  • Additional course with lab (4-5 credits)
  • Additional course (3 credits) 


  • Additional credits in electives to get to 120 total credits
  • At least one 3 credit elective needs to be at the 300 or 400 level.

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