Behind these endeavors is a vision of education that ultimately serves society and the public good in both a global context and in our local communities. When students collaborate with one another in a diverse educational environment, engaging in coursework that provides in-depth knowledge and challenges their thinking, this vision can be fulfilled.

Our department’s key statistics

Faculty: Our faculty of 63 includes 52 tenured and 11 non-tenured teachers. We employ 40 additional staff members.

To satisfy our research mission, we manage 52 research labs: in molecular, cellular, behavioral, cognitive, and computational neuroscience; developmental, cognitive, and social psychology; clinical and translational science. More than 300 undergraduates conduct research in these laboratories each year.

Funding for research: Over the past 10 years, we have received about $10 million a year in external funding, mostly from the NIH and NSF. IUB typically ranks 6th in the nation among Psychology departments in external funding. We currently have 4 NIH research training grants.

To satisfy our teaching mission, we currently serve 110 graduate students: 45% of our graduate students are funded by external grants and awards, and the remaining students are funded through departmental support. At present, we host 36 post-doctoral fellows and researchers.

We represent the largest major in the College of Arts and Sciences, with 1,436 undergraduate majors in Psychology and 368 in Neuroscience, for a total of 1,804 students.

We teach 10,000 students each year, representing 45,000 credit hours of study, the 2nd highest number of any department in the College.

Facilities that optimize learning

PBS provides students with access to state-of-the art laboratory experiences, advanced instrumentation, the most current research technology, and enhanced learning spaces. Our facilities and resources enable optimal learning that equip students to become future leaders.

Learn about our labs + resources

Interested in learning more about Psychological and Brain Sciences?