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Bachelors in Psychological Sciences

A psychology degree from Marian University doesn't just teach facts, it prepares you for career applications in psychological sciences

  • Career: Psychology majors are prepared for graduate school as well as careers in human services, business, and research.
  • Applications: You will gain a competitive edge as you experience “hands-on” learning and form professional connections during psychology internships.
  • Psychological: The psychology curriculum exceeds the American Psychological Association’s recommendations for teaching, mentoring, and preparing undergraduate students.
  • Science: Learn and apply scientific methodology and critical thinking to solve real-world problems and test theories about human nature.


of graduates completed at least one internship

Psychology Degree

B.A. in Psychology: A minimum of 37 credits including PSY 101, 205, 201, 220 or 365, 230 or 335, 250, 305 or 445, 325 or 367, 350, 490, two credits of 360, 460, or 497and two additional elective courses selected from 300, 310, 330, 340, 341, 355, 370, 371, 373, 430.

B.S. in Psychology: A minimum of 61 credits including PSY 101, 205, 201, 220 or 365, 230, 250, 305, 325 or 367, 335, 350, 445, 490, 2 courses from PSY 300, PSY 405, CST 150, and 18 additional hours in PSY, BIO, CHE, PHY, CST or MAT.

Minor: 18 guided credits

Sample of Required Courses

  • PSY 201: Careers & Applications of Psychology
  • PSY 250:  Research Methods
  • PSY 325: Social Psychology
  • PSY 335: Theories of Personality
  • PSY 445: Cognitive Science
Sample Four-Year Plan and Checklist

Program-Level Outcomes

Knowledge Base in Psychology: Students should demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.

Professional Development: The emphasis in this goal is on application of psychology-specific content and skills, effective self-reflection, project management skills, teamwork skills, and career preparation. 

Scientific Inquiry & Critical Thinking: The skills in this domain involve the development of scientific reasoning and problem solving, including research methods. 

Ethical & Social Responsibility in a Diverse World: Skills in this domain involve the development of ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in a landscape that involves increasing diversity. 

Communication: Students should demonstrate competence in writing, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.


For Program Specifics

Amanda Egan, Ph.D.
Chair, Psychological Science and Counseling
Assistant Professor of Psychology
(317) 955-6074

Oldenberg Hall, Room 014

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