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The Psychology Learning Community is designed to bring a small group Psychology and Brain and Behavioral Sciences majors together for their first semester.  The Learning Community’s focus is to provide an environment that allows you to have hands-on experience with the various areas of psychology while simultaneously developing friendships with like-minded peers.  Throughout the fall you will meet with faculty in all areas of psychology, attend tours of various cultural centers, visit surrounding area attractions (including Wolf Park and McCord’s Candy), receive training from the Center for Advocacy and Response, and also receive information about various campus resources.  Further, the connections you develop with your peers and mentors that will further your goals here at Purdue and beyond.


First time students beginning students in Psychology or Brain and Behavioral Sciences

Residential Component

  • Required. The location of learning community housing will be determined based on the incoming size and needs of the learning community. 
  • A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community. Once a housing contract is completed, you will indicate your learning community housing preference within the learning community application. Applications received by the priority deadline will be considered first. 
  • If you want to be placed with a preferred roommate and be admitted to a learning community with a required residential component, both you and your roommate must apply (and be accepted) to the same learning community. Students admitted to learning communities with a required residential component cannot be paired with students admitted to learning communities with an optional residential component
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  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying to a learning community. If you have questions about housing, contact University Residences ( at


Fall Semester Only

Associated Classes

PSY 10000 - Introduction To The Science And Fields Of Psychology

PSY 12000 – Elementary Psychology


Events and Activities Included:

  • Taking a Trip to Wolf Park
  • Touring the Purdue Cultural Centers
  • Study Lunches
  • A.R.E. Training Sessions
  • Meeting/Learning about Service Animals
  • Psychology Faculty coffee hours
  • Introduction to various campus resources
  • Finals week Dinner and a Movie
  • Candy Cane Tour/Making

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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