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Psychological Sciences


Biobehavioral Psychology Concentration

The concentration emphasizes the scientific study of the neural and brain mechanisms that enable mind, consciousness, and behavior. 

Foundations of Psychology (15 hours)

  • Survey of the Discipline (3 hours)
    • PSYS 100 Introductory Psychology
    • PSYS 160 Introduction to Biopsychology
  • Developmental Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 220 Introduction to Lifespan Developmental Psychology
    • PSYS 321 Child Developmental Psychology
  • Learning and Cognition (3 hours)
    • PSYS 331 Principles of Human and Animal Learning is required
  • Individual Differences and Social Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 350 Social Psychology
    • PSYS 440 Abnormal Psychology
  • Biological Bases of Behavior and Mental Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 360 (or PSYS 362) Behavioral Neuroscience is required

Research Methods and Statistics (7 hours)

  • PSYS 210 Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYS 211 Research Methods in Psychology Laboratory
  • PSYS 313 Statistics in Psychology

Integrative Science in Psychology (3 hours)

  • PSYS 380 Psychology and Science Fiction
  • PSYS 481 History of Psychology
  • PSYS 490 Research, Readings, or Special Projects in Psychology

Lab Experience (1 hour) 

    • Select any one PSYS course with a laboratory or lecture / laboratory designation at the 300-level or above.
    • This requirement began with the 2017-2018 catalog.

Biobehavioral Psychology Concentration Courses (12 hours)

  • PSYS 363 Sensory and Perceptual Systems (3 hours)
  • Electives (9 hours)
    • PSYS 333 Cognitive Psychology
    • PSYS 431 Psychology of Language
    • PSYS 462 Neurosciences of Learning and Memory
    • PSYS 463 Evolutionary Psychology
    • PSYS 465 Psychopharmacology
    • PSYS 482 Psychology of Sexuality
    • PSYS 490 Research, Readings, or Special Projects in Psychology
    • PSYS 499 Senior Seminar in Psychology (category-related topic)

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 Last Modified 10/10/18