Announcing the upcoming Clinical Psychological Science Certificate Program

(The first undergraduate clinical science certificate program in the country.)



A student may earn a certificate as part of completing the bachelor’s degree in any discipline and in addition to completing requirements for a major. Through course work and internship/applied experiences in this clinical psychological science certificate program, students will develop an in-depth understanding of clinical science, from theory and evidence-based practices to applied experiences and field work. Completion of the courses in this certificate program provides the necessary training to fully prepare students for highly competitive applied field placements available through the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. The certificate is designed to prepare students for either further graduate training in applied psychology and related fields or for entry level positions in mental health settings.

Required Courses

Students must complete a minimum of 8 courses (two required courses, four advanced courses, one supervised applied field experience, and one field experience discussion) for a minimum total of 24 credit hours. Students must complete each course required for the certificate with a grade of C+ or higher, with an overall GPA of ≥ 3.000 for all certificate courses. Pre-requisites for entrance to the program include Introductory Psychology and Statistical Techniques with a grade of C+ or higher. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed in residences on the Bloomington campus.

Click here to learn more about the program and how to apply

Clinical Psychological Science is defined as “a psychological science directed at the promotion of adaptive functioning; at the assessment, understanding, amelioration, and prevention of human problems in behavior, affect, cognition or health; and at the application of knowledge in ways consistent with scientific evidence” (Academy of Psychological Clinical Science, 2014).