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2019-2020 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog


Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience

Behavioral neuroscience is an interdisciplinary area of study where the area of interest is the relationship between physiological and psychological systems. This major is administered by the department of psychology and offers students who are interested in issues in the emerging field of neuroscience and behavior. Study focuses on the neural mechanisms of behavior and cognition, evolutionary development of the nervous system, and mechanisms of nervous system and their application to the treatment of disorders.

The behavioral neuroscience major prepares students for graduate study in neuroscience, neuropsychology, or related fields, and for careers requiring a solid foundation in science. Many students with a behavioral neuroscience degree may also pursue professional degrees in health-related fields such as clinical psychology.

**Students wishing to pursue graduate or professional studies are strongly advised to speak with their major advisor regarding additional courses in which to enroll.

**Premed students are also strongly advised to speak with their major advisor regarding additional courses in which to enroll.

Requirements for a Major in Behavioral Neuroscience

Students majoring in behavioral neuroscience are required to take 50 to 57 credit hours.

Required Courses

Chemistry

Choose one of the following:

*Premed students are advised to take CHM 115 and CHM 116 instead of CHM 109 toward the fulfillment of the chemistry requirement.

Psychology

Choose one of the following:

Additional Course Requirements

Two additional courses must be taken from the following. Each course must be taken from a different department.

**Premed students are advised to take PHY 220 instead of PHY 200

B.A. or B.S. degree

Students may earn either a B.A. or B.S. degree.

B.A. Degree Requirements

  • Third semester proficiency in a foreign language

B.S. Degree Requirements

Suggested Pattern of Coursework

This pattern of course work is suggested for those who wish to pursue a B.S. degree.

Fall Semester Year One

Winter Semester Year One

Fall Semester Year Two

Winter Semester Year Two

Fall Semester Year Three

Winter Semester Year Three

Fall Semester Year Four

  • PSY 400 - Advanced Research Methods in Psychology
  • Issues course
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Winter Semester Year Four

  • PSY 492 - Advanced General (Capstone)
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Psychology Program Description

Psychology Program Description



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