A solid understanding of psychology – the scientific study of behavior – underpins a solid understanding of countless other fields, from biology and medicine to marketing and public policy. A field once derided as a pseudoscience, psychological study now impacts every aspect of our culture and society. How we perceive our world, interact with our neighbors, make decisions on a daily basis, view our role in society; these are all better understood using psychology.
IIT has earned an excellent reputation in Psychology through the years, and helps a large percentage of its undergraduates land in either top graduate programs or jobs well before they walk across the stage in IIT’s graduation ceremony. Students will receive a strong background in scientific thinking and be able to apply psychological research and principles to the study of contemporary problems in a variety of fields.
Program at a glance
Your program will include a capstone project designed to integrate and apply the concepts and skills learned throughout the curriculum. The capstone will be an individually tailored project defined in collaboration with a faculty advisor, which will typically involve either a field placement or research component. The Psychology major at IIT allows you to also earn an out-of-degree minor in an area of your choosing.
General Education (48-54 hours)
Major (37 hours)
Free elective (37-45 hours)
Total hours 126-130
You will also participate in an Interprofessional Project, unique to IIT’s curriculum.
- Abnormal Psychology
- Brain, Mind and Behavior
- Human Behavior, Growth and Learning
- Psychological Testing
- Introduction to Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
- Groups and Leadership at Work
As a Psychology graduate, you will be prepared for a career in business, community organizations, health services, and many other fields, including:
- Survey research
- Market research
- Social work
- The nonprofit sector
- Public policy
- Academic or health administration
You will also be prepared to continue on to a wide range of graduate programs at the masters and doctoral levels.