Psychological sciences prepares you to work within all areas of psychology as well as business or health. The program offers a broad foundation in psychology and helps you understand human behavior. Psychological sciences provides maximum flexibility in course selection and is often chosen by students interested in social services, business, healthcare, nonprofit administration and government organizations. This major also offers excellent preparation for graduate and professional school.
- Human resources manager
- Corrections officer
- Community service manager
- Health educator
- Human factors specialist
- Management analyst
- Market research analyst
- Victim advocate
- Applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapist
- Search engine evaluator
- Mental health technician
- Account executive
- Life skills specialist
- Marketing specialist
- Project manager
- Case manager
Potential Areas of Advanced Study
- Medical school
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Physician assistant
- Clinical psychology
- Cognitive psychology
- Industrial-organizational psychology
- Mathematical and computational psychology
- Neuroscience and behavior
- Social psychology
- Orthotics and prosthetics
- Veterinary medicine
- Business administration
- Human resources (accelerated 4+1 program offered in the Krannert School of Management)
- Public health (accelerated 4+1 program offered in the Department of Public Health)
- Art therapy
- Join the Research-Focused Honors Program.
- Complete an internship for credit in PSY 49200 (Internship in Psychology).
- Get involved in undergraduate research for credit in PSY 39000 (Research Experience in Psychology) and PSY 49800 (Senior Research).
- Study abroad in one of the department’s programs.
- Join the Psychology Learning Community during your first year on campus.
“I chose Purdue because it was a university with great prestige. And I knew I would be receiving a top quality education. When visiting Purdue, it felt like home.”— Ceouna
Hometown: Brownsburg, Indiana
Why Purdue: I chose Purdue because it was a university with great prestige. And I knew I would be receiving a top quality education. When visiting Purdue, it felt like home.
Favorite place: The Unity Tree (located outside of the Class of 1950 Lecture Hall), because it’s always been a great place to meet new people and just a casual spot to sit when it’s nice out!
Advice for an Incoming Freshman: Stay ahead, and stay organized! Planners are excellent! Coming to Purdue can be overwhelming due to the amount of great opportunities to get involved, but it’s important to put your studies first and make sure to ask for help if need be.