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Note:  This cohort will not operate in the 2020-2021 academic year.  Look for a new Psychology learning community coming online.

In this cohort of The Data Mine, students will gain expertise in advanced statistical and analytical techniques and research methods directly related to their field of study in the psychological sciences. Courses will offer hands-on research experiences directed by faculty members. Students will be expected to develop a research project plan, relate the objectives of the project to research literature, execute the project plan and communicate the results of their project. 

Note:  There are two cohorts in The Data Mine for Psychology.  Psychology II is for current students.  If you are an incoming/prospective student please visit The Data Mine - Psychology I profile page.  

Up-to-date information can be found at


  • Preferred major in Psychological Sciences or Brain and Behavioral Sciences

  • Students must have completed an introductory statistics course that meets prerequisites for the advanced course they will enroll in

  • Incoming/prospective students, please visit The Data Mine - Psychology I profile page

Residential Component

  • Students from this learning community must reside in Hillenbrand Hall
  • Information on this residence hall can be found here
  • Students who are required to reside in a different residence hall (e.g. due to the Honors College or athletics participation) or who do not sign a housing contract may not participate in this learning community
  • Your roommate in most cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community


Fall and Spring semesters

Associated Classes

Up-to-date information can be found at

Events and Activities Included:

  • Weekly dinners with LC participants
  • Tour of Purdue’s computational facilities
  • Social gatherings with LC members
  • Seminars by visiting speakers including practicing actuaries and data scientists
  • Meals with campus and community leaders
  • Game / recreation nights
  • Career and graduate school panels

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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