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Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Psychology is a science that studies behavior and mental processes, including perceptions, thoughts, feelings, and actions. Understanding human behavior is essential for improving the quality of life of individuals and improving relationships within and between societies.

There are many areas within psychology and many types of psychologists. Although about half of all psychologists work to help people with psychological problems, others seek new knowledge or apply their understanding of psychology to solve problems and improve the way things work.

Applied psychologists use psychological principles to help change behavior and solve real-world problems. For example, school psychologists help children adjust academically and socially, industrial/organizational psychologists suggest how companies can improve employee morale, and clinical psychologists help people with mental disorders.

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements


IUPUC offers a certificate in Case Management and a Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling and Prevention. These certificates, which can help students prepare for positions as Case Managers and Substance Abuse Counselors, are available to students whether or not they are majoring in psychology.