Our Clinical Psychological Science Bachelor of Science degree is designed for highly motivated students who wish to pursue a career in mental health care, clinical science research, and related fields.
Through academic and applied experiences, you 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 you 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, etc. You 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, you 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 applied experience, you will integrate your 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.
Our Clinical Psychological Science B.S. students are prepared for graduate training in psychological and brain sciences (i.e., its subdisciplines, e.g., clinical psychological science, developmental psychopathology, neuroscience, dissemination and implementation science) and neighboring disciplines (e.g., public health, social work, counseling, mobile health technologies, psychiatry). Moreover, this degree is designed to boost your competitiveness for advanced bachelor-level positions in health care (e.g., program evaluator, technician, specialist) and post-baccalaureate paid research positions in psychological and brain sciences.