Beyond the Classroom

What opportunites are available outside the classroom?

Study Abroad

Expand your cultural horizons by studying abroad. You might choose a program in Singapore or Dublin, Ireland that features pre-approved psychology classes or select from any of the programs available to Purdue students. Learn more about our study abroad programs.

Information concerning the Study Abroad Program can be found on Purdue's Study Abroad website.  Information about needed materials for future programs can be found here.


Psychology internships offer students the opportunity to bolster their classroom education with experience in an applied setting. Internships involve performing work related to your area of interest in an outside organization. Rather than focusing on what you know, internships emphasize how you can use that knowledge. Credit-bearing internships (PSY 49200) also involve an academic component that is supervised by a faculty member. Internships generally last for a semester or summer.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Our faculty are world-renowned researchers known for their discoveries in psychological sciences, and you will have an opportunity to get directly involved assisting faculty and graduate students in their research. Students may enroll in PSY 39000 to receive academic credit and PSY 39000 may be taken several times so that you can gain more experience. Some students choose to work with different professors each time to gain more varied experience, while others will stay in the same lab and help with the various phases of one project. Student involvement can include the preparation of experiment materials, conducting experiment sessions, scoring data, or any other research-related activity. Learn more about our research opportunities.

Student Organizations

Getting the most out of your time at Purdue means getting involved. By participating in extracurricular activities, you can build friendships and create rewarding experiences that will last a lifetime. Learn more about our student organizations.

Honors Program

The Department of Psychological Sciences has a research focused honors program for students interested in developing their independent research skills beyond what is currently required for majors. Students will complete a bachelor’s thesis and will showcase their research in a departmental poster session. Participants in the RFHP will be eligible to compete for an award presented to the student with the best research project. Students who complete the RFHP and who continue to satisfy the GPA requirement will receive a notation on the transcript that they have earned " Departmental Honors – Psychological Sciences Research Focused Honors Program." Learn more!

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