Close Menu

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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.

Sample courses

  • 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

After graduation

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
  • Law
  • 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.

Learn more

To apply or for more information, visit undergraduate admissions.