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Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychological Science

Students on Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 requirements CLPSYSCIBS

Through academic and applied experiences, students will develop an in-depth understanding of clinical psychological science—a psychological science aimed at promoting health and well-being as well as measuring, understanding, preventing, and reducing human suffering. Our coursework will introduce students to the breadth of activities our field engages in across the translational spectrum—from translating basic laboratory science to human application, from proven efficacious treatments to implementing these interventions to maximize public health impact. Students will learn a broad array of research methods, psychological theories, and cutting-edge findings from psychological and brain sciences’ subdisciplines (e.g., cognitive science, developmental psychology, behavioral neuroscience) with the potential for human application. Through interdisciplinary coursework in neighboring disciplines, students will learn about methods, frameworks, and findings in data analytics and modeling, life sciences, and public health and policy that can be leveraged to address pressing psychological problems. Through our applied experience, students will integrate their knowledge and skills spanning the translational spectrum and apply these toward research with the potential for human application or patient care in mental and behavioral health service settings.

Requirements

The major requires at least 42 credit hours (51 with the Additional Requirements), including the requirements listed below.
  1. Entry-level sequences. One of the following entry-level sequences:
    1. Option One.
      1. Introduction to Psychological and Brain Sciences. One (1) course:
        • PSY-P 155 Introduction to Psychological and Brain Sciences
      2. Methods of Experimental Psychology. One (1) course:
        • PSY-P 211 Methods of Experimental Psychology
    2. Option Two.
      1. Introductory Psychology I. One (1) course:
        • PSY-P 101 Introductory Psychology I
      2. Introductory Psychology II. One (1) course:
        • PSY-P 102 Introductory Psychology II
      3. Methods of Experimental Psychology. One (1) course:
        • PSY-P 211 Methods of Experimental Psychology
  2. Career Planning Sequence.
    1. Careers Module 1. One (1) course:
      • PSY-C 109 Careers Module 1 - Welcome to PBS
    2. Careers Module 2. One (1) course:
      • PSY-C 209 Careers Module 2 - Self Exploration
    3. Careers Module 3. One (1) course:
      • PSY-C 309 Careers Module 3 - Practical High Gear Exploration
  3. Psychological and Brain Sciences Core.
    1. Social Psychology. One (1) course:
      • PSY-P 304 Social Psychology and Individual Differences
    2. Cognitive Psychology. One (1) course:
      • PSY-P 335 Cognitive Psychology
    3. Neuroscience. One (1) course:
      • PSY-P 326 Behavioral Neuroscience
      • PSY-P 346 Neuroscience
  4. Clinical Science Core.
    1. Foundations. One (1) course:
      • PSY-P 318 Foundations of Clinical Science
    2. Psychopathology. One (1) course:
      • PSY-P 324 Abnormal Psychology
      • PSY-P 337 Clinical Neuroscience
    3. Interventions. One (1) course:
      • PSY-P 457 Topics in Psychology (approved topic: "Psychological Interventions and Evaluations")
      • PSY-P 480 Psychotherapy: Empirically Supported Treatments
      • PSY-P 483 Clinical Supervision and Skill Acquisition
    4. Assessment. One (1) course:
      • PSY-P 336 Psychological Tests and Individual Differences
  5. Statistics. One (1) course:
    • PSY-K 300 Statistical Techniques
    • PSY-K 310 Statistical Techniques
    • ANTH-A 306 Anthropological Statistics
    • CJUS-K 300 Techniques of Data Analysis
    • ECON-E 370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics
    • ECON-S 370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics: Honors
    • LAMP-L 316 Junior Seminar: Analytical Problem Solving
    • MATH-M 365 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
    • POLS-Y 395 Quantitative Political Analysis
    • SOC-S 371 Statistics in Sociology
    • STAT-K 310 Statistical Techniques
    • STAT-S 300 Introduction to Applied Statistical Methods
    • STAT-S 301 Applied Statistical Methods for Business
    • STAT-S 301 Applied Statistical Methods for Business
    • STAT-S 303 Applied Statistical Methods for the Life Sciences
    • EDUC-Y 402 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS FOR BEHAVIORAL AND EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES
    • SPEA-K 300 STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES
    • SPH-Q 381 INTRODUCTION TO BIOSTATISTICS
  6. Psychological & Brain Sciences Breadth. Two (2) courses:
    • Additional course(s) from the Applied Learning list
    • Additional course(s) from the Clinical Science Core: Interventions list
    • PSY-P 303 Health Psychology
    • PSY-P 315 Developmental Psychology
    • PSY-P 316 Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence
    • PSY-P 319 Psychology of Personality
    • PSY-P 325 Psychology of Learning
    • PSY-P 327 Psychology of Motivation
    • PSY-P 347 Science of Human Sexuality
    • PSY-P 349 Cognitive Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 351 Psychobiology, Self, and Society
    • PSY-P 357 Topics in Psychology (Approved topics: )
    • PSY-P 375 Intimate Relationships
    • PSY-P 386 Social Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 404 Computer and Statistical Models in Psychology
    • PSY-P 405 Elementary Mathematical Psychology
    • PSY-P 406 Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 407 Drugs and the Nervous System
    • PSY-P 410 Development of the Brain and Behavior
    • PSY-P 411 Neural Bases of Learning and Memory
    • PSY-P 423 Human Neuropsychology
    • PSY-P 425 Behavior Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
    • PSY-P 430 Behavior Modification
    • PSY-P 434 Community Psychology
    • PSY-P 437 Neurobiology of Addictions
    • PSY-P 441 Neuropsychology of Language
    • PSY-P 442 Infant Development
    • PSY-P 443 Cognitive Development
    • PSY-P 447 Social Influence Processes
    • PSY-P 448 Social Judgment and Person Perception
    • PSY-P 453 Decision-making and the Brain
    • PSY-P 456
    • PSY-P 457 Topics in Psychology (Approved topics: )
    • PSY-P 459 History and Systems of Psychology
    • PSY-P 460 The Psychology of Women
    • PSY-P 461 Human Memory
    • PSY-P 466 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology
    • PSY-P 467 Diseases of the Nervous System
    • PSY-P 469 Stress Effects on Brain and Behavior
    • PSY-P 470 Molecular Methods in Neuroscience Research
    • PSY-P 474 Psychology of Adolescent Girls
    • PSY-P 478 Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination
    • PSY-P 482 Biobehavioral Processes in Substance Use Disorders
    • PSY-Y 403 Networks in Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Neuroscience
    • PSY-Y 408 Personality Disorders
    • PSY-Y 412 Psychology and Neuroscience of Autism
    • PSY-Y 413 Neuropsychopharmacology
    • PSY-Y 414 The Connected Brain
    • PSY-Y 415 Cannabinoid Neurobiology
    • PSY-Y 427
  7. Applied Learning. Three (3) credit hours:
    • PSY-P 421 Laboratory in Social Psychology
    • PSY-P 424 Laboratory in Sensation and Perception
    • PSY-P 426 Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 429 Laboratory in Developmental Psychology
    • PSY-P 433 Laboratory in Neuroimaging Methods
    • PSY-P 435 Laboratory in Human Learning and Cognition
    • PSY-P 444
    • PSY-P 457 Topics in Psychology (Approved topics: )
    • PSY-P 472 Laboratory in Brain Electrical Activity
    • PSY-P 473 Laboratory in Molecular Neuroscience
    • PSY-X 370 Real-World Program Evaluation: Applying Psychology Research to Service Learning
    • PSY-X 476 Practicum in Psychology (Approved topics: )
    • With departmental approval one (1) of the following:
      • PSY-P 499 Honors Thesis Research
      • PSY-X 397 Supervised Research I
      • PSY-X 398 Supervised Research II
      • PSY-X 497 Supervised Research III
      • PSY-X 498 Capstone Supervised Research
  8. Additional requirements*. Nine (9) credit hours:
    1. Data Modeling & Analytics or Life Sciences. Three (3) credit hours:
      • Data Modeling & Analytics.
        • COGS-Q 260 Programming for the Cognitive and Information Sciences
        • COGS-Q 350 Mathematics and Logic for the Cognitive and Information Sciences
        • COGS-Q 351 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Computer Simulation
        • STAT-S 352 Data Modeling and Inference
        • STAT-S 320 Introduction to Statistics
        • STAT-S 350 Introduction to Statistical Inference
        • CSCI-A 201 INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING I
        • CSCI-A 290 TOOLS FOR COMPUTING
        • CSCI-A 310 PROBLEM SOLVING USING DATA
        • CSCI-B 363 CSCI-B 363 Bioinformatics Algorithms
        • CSCI-B 365 Introduction to Data Analysis and Mining
        • CSCI-C 102 Great Ideas in Computing
        • One of:
          • CSCI-C 200 Introduction to Computers and Programming
          • CSCI-C 211 Introduction to Computer Science
        • CSCI-C 241 Discrete Structures for Computer Science
        • INFO-I 101 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATICS
        • INFO-I 123 DATA FLUENCY
        • INFO-I 201 MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF INFORMATICS
        • INFO-I 202 SOCIAL INFORMATICS
        • INFO-I 210 INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE I
        • INFO-I 211 INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE II
        • INFO-I 216 HUMAN, ANIMAL, AND AI
        • INFO-I 222 THE INFORMATION SOCIETY
        • INFO-I 300 HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING
        • INFO-I 360 WEB DESIGN
        • INFO-I 407 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATICS
        • INFO-I 422 DATA VISUALIZATION
      • Life Sciences.
        • ANTH-B 200 Bioanthropology
        • ANTH-B 340 Hormones and Human Behavior
        • One (1) of the following:
          • BIOL-H 111 Integrated Freshman Learning Experience I
          • BIOL-L 112 Foundations of Biology: Biological Mechanisms
        • One (1) of the following:
          • BIOL-H 112 Integrated Freshman Learning Experience II
          • BIOL-L 113 Biology Laboratory
          • BIOL-X 150 ASURE Biology Research Lab 1
        • BIOL-L 211 Molecular Biology
        • BIOL-L 311 Genetics
        • BIOL-P 451 Integrative Human Physiology
        • BIOL-S 211 Molecular Biology, Honors
        • BIOL-S 311 Genetics, Honors
        • BIOL-Z 460 Animal Behavior
        • One (1) of the following:
          • CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I
          • CHEM-C 117 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I
          • CHEM-H 117 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I, Honors
          • CHEM-J 117 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry for Science Majors
        • One (1) of the following:
          • CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I
          • CHEM-C 127 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I Laboratory
          • CHEM-H 127 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I Laboratory, Honors
          • CHEM-X 150 ASURE Chemistry Research Lab I
        • One (1) of the following:
          • CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry I Lectures
          • CHEM-R 340 Survey of Organic Chemistry
          • CHEM-S 341 Organic Chemistry I Lectures, Honors
        • CHEM-C 383 Human Biochemistry
        • HUBI-B 200 The Intricate Human
        • HUBI-S 200 The Intricate Human, Honors
        • ANAT-A 225
        • MSCI-M 115 INTRODUCTION TO ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
        • MSCI-M 216 MEDICAL SCIENCE OF PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS
        • PHSL-P 225
    2. Interdisciplinary Breadth. Six (6) additional credit hours:
      • Additional course(s) from the Data Modeling & Analytics list
      • Additional course(s) from the Life Sciences list
      • Public Health & Policy:
        • CJUS-P 306 Drugs, Society, and Justice
        • CJUS-P 415 Crime and Madness
        • ECON-E 344 Health Economics
        • POLS-Y 379 Ethics and Public Policy
        • SOC-S 320 Deviance, Conformity, and Social Control
        • SOC-S 324 Sociology of Mental Illness
        • SOC-S 358 Social Inequalities in Health and Health Care
        • SOC-S 365 Health and Society: Sociology for Health Professionals
        • EDUC-G 204 ASIAN AMERICAN MENTAL HEALTH
        • EDUC-G 207 INTRODUCTION TO SPORT PSYCHOLOGY AND ATHLETE MENTAL HEALTH
        • EDUC-G 208 PREVENTION OF ADOLESCENT RISK BEHAVIOR: COUNSELINGPERSPECTIVES
        • EDUC-G 272 INTRODUCTION TO SEXUALITY COUNSELING
        • EDUC-G 310 ADDICTIONS COUNSELING
        • EDUC-G 375 MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING-RELATED SKILLS AND COMMUNICATION
        • MSCI-M 440 HEALTH CARE IN AMERICA
        • SPEA-H 124 OVERVIEW OF THE U.S. HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
        • SPEA-H 322 PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY
        • SPEA-H 401 STRATEGIC PLANNING IN HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS
        • SPEA-H 456 HEALTHCARE REIMBURSEMENT
        • SPEA-V 185 MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
        • SPEA-V 362 NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
        • SPEA-V 379 PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT AND PROGRAM EVALUATION
        • SPEA-V 462 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
        • SPH-B 310 HLTH CARE IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES
        • SPH-B 335 AGING, HEALTH AND DIVERSE POPULATIONS
        • SPH-B 366 COMMUNITY HEALTH
        • SPH-B 403 PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM PLANNING
        • SPH-B 416 INTRO TO HEALTH COUNSELING
        • SPH-E 311 INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY
        • SPH-E 353 DISTRIBUTION AND DETERMINANTS OF CHRONIC DISEASES
        • SPH-E 358 EPIDEMIOLOGIC METHODS: CONCEPTS
        • SPH-E 359 EPIDEMIOLOGIC METHODS: APPLICATIONS
        • SPH-F 150 INTRO TO LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT
        • SPH-F 410 THE SCIENCE OF POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
        • SPH-F 417 AFRICAN AMERICAN AND LATINO FAMILIES
        • SPH-F 458 FAMILY LAW AND POLICY
        • SPH-H 180 STRESS PREVENTION & MANAGEMENT
        • SPH-H 318 DRUG USE IN AMERICAN SOCIETY
        • SPH-H 320 THE NATURE OF CANCER
        • SPH-H 345 INTRODUCTION TO CAUSES AND PREVENTION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
        • SPH-H 418 THE NATURE OF ADDICTION
        • SPH-H 419
        • SPH-H 494 RES&EVAL MTHD IN HLTH&SAFETY
        • SPH-P 309 PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
        • SPHS-S 307
        • SWK-S 307
        • SWK-S 312 SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND SOCIAL SERVICES
  9. Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Major GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Major Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    3. Major Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Major Residency. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

Major Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course at the 100–499 level with the PSY subject area prefix—as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

    This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (PSYBA)
    • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychological Science - TSAP Version (CLPSYSTSBS)
    • Bachelor of Science in Organizational and Business Psychology (OBPSYBS)
    • Bachelor of Science in Organizational and Business Psychology - TSAP Version (OBPSYTSBS)
    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (PSYBS)
    • Certificate in Clinical Psychological Science (CLNPSYACRT)
    • Minor in Psychology (PSYMIN)
    • [Name unavailable] (PSYTSBA)
    • [Name unavailable] (PSYTSBS)

    Exceptions to and substitutions for major requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.