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Psychology Programs

Enlighten yourself to the wonders of human behavior.

Your curiosity combined with your eagerness to understand will take you far. We're just here to help you turn what you already love into a rewarding and fulfilling career.

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B.S. in Psychology

So you’re curious to learn about people and their perceptions, motivations, emotions, and attitudes. Then you’re in the right place. With a bachelor of science degree in psychology, you’ll learn how to study human behavior scientifically through observations, surveys, and experiments.

Our psychology program is unique in that you can earn a B.S. or a B.A. The B.S. path is for you if you are interested in the natural sciences, computer science, and other social sciences, and if you wish to pursue graduate programs in psychology and related fields or medical school.

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Program Highlights

  • The development of critical-thinking, research, and evaluation skills
  • Experience with data analysis, interpretation, and abstract reasoning
  • The acquisition of behavior-change skills
  • Support from the Mastodon community
  • A prestigious Purdue degree



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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Know the major theoretical approaches, findings, and historical trends in psychology
  • Understand the major research methods in psychology, including design, data analysis, and interpretation
  • Think critically and use the scientific approach to understand behavior
  • Understand the values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a science (e.g., value of empirical evidence, tolerance for ambiguity, ethics in research, teaching, and practice)
  • Apply concepts, information, and skills learned in psychology courses to their lives and work
  • Effectively locate and evaluate sources of information
  • Express themselves effectively in the discourse of the discipline
  • Understand people from a diverse range of backgrounds and varying demographic characteristics such as age, race, disability, sexual orientation, class, ethnicity, religion, and cognitive abilities
  • Make decisions about future employment or graduate education
Next stop: a successful future.
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  • Career and Employment Counselor
  • Caseworker
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  • Drug and Alcohol Counselor
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Juvenile Detention Worker
  • Marriage and Family Counselor
  • Medical Doctor
  • Mental Health Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Market Research Analyst