Psychological sciences provides a broad overview of many of the sub-fields of psychology. Courses focus on: clinical psychology (mental illness and behavioral problems), cognitive psychology (memory, thinking and reasoning), developmental psychology (human growth and aging), industrial/organizational psychology (how people work together), behavioral neuroscience (biological bases of behavior), social psychology (thoughts and behavior in social situations), learning and motivation, statistics and mathematical models of behavior. Psychological Sciences is developing co-op opportunities for undergraduate students. Students participating in co-ops will spend two semesters working within their field of interest throughout the undergraduate program.
Psychological Sciences students have the opportunity to complete an accelerated 5-year Master of Public Health degree.
Psychological Sciences offers excellent preparation for students interested in pursuing graduate and professional school, especially law school and occupational therapy.
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Careers in Psychological Sciences
- Advertising, marketing, and public relations
- Child care and gerontology
- College administration
- Criminal justice
- Human resources
- Human services and health care
- Management and sales
- Psychological counseling
- Professional/graduate school or law
- Medical school
Transfer to Psychological Sciences
Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Contact InformationHHS Undergraduate Student Services