Psychology and Neuroscience Requirements

Major in Psychology

Students must take the following courses:

  • PSYC 1000: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 2100: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • PSYC 2110: Research Methods
  • PSYC 2130: Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 2150: Child Development
  • PSYC 3120: Learning

Students must choose at least three other courses, worth 12 hours total, that are applicable to their interests in Psychology (PSYC). These courses may be research or directed study.

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Students must complete the Senior Seminar and a comprehensive exam in their major:

  • PSYC 4900: History and Systems
  • Comprehensive Exam

Minor in Psychology

Students must complete this course:

  • PSYC 1000: Introduction to Psychology

Students must complete 4 additional elective courses, for 16 hours total, in Psychology. These courses are of student choice but exclude undergraduate research, directed studies, or internships.

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Major in Neuro- and Cognitive Science

Students wishing to complete a major in Neuro- and Cognitive Science must complete the required courses listed below (six courses) and also six courses from one of the two concentrations, Neuroscience or Cognitive Science.

  • PSYC 1000: Introduction to Psychology
  • NEUR 2000: Introduction to Neuroscience
  • PSYC 2100: Statistics of Behavioral Sciences
  • PSYC 2110: Research Methods for Behavioral Sciences
  • PSYC 3100: Cognitive Psychology or PSYC 3220: Neuropsychology & Cognitive Neuroscience
  • NEUR 4900: Capstone in Neuroscience

Neuroscience Concentration

Complete the three required courses for the specialty:

  • BIOL 1003 & 1001: Cell Biology with Lab
  • BIOL 1023 & 1021: Zoology with Lab
  • CHEM 1213 & 1211: General Chemistry I with Lab

Complete three electives from the list below:

  • BIOL 2000: Genetics
  • BIOL 3100: Histology
  • BIOL 3300: Molecular Cell Biology
  • BIOL 3440: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 3510: Immunology
  • CHEM 2110 & 2111: Organic Chemistry I with Lab
  • CHEM 3610: Biochemistry I
  • NEUR 3200: Neuroanatomy and Physiology
  • NEUR 3400: Applied Research in Neuroscience
  • PSYC 3110: Sensation and Perception

Cognitive Science Concentration

Complete the three required courses for the specialty:

  • CSCI 1010: Computer Science I
  • PHIL 2900: Logic or PHIL 3120: Philosophy of Mind
  • PSYC 3060: Psychology of Language

Complete three electives from the list below:

  • CSCI 1020: Computer Science II
  • MATH 3540: Differential Equations
  • MATH 3650: Linear Algebra
  • NEUR 3400: Applied Research in Neuroscience
  • PSYC 3050: Decision Making
  • PSYC 3070: Adulthood and Aging
  • PSYC 3110: Sensation and Perception
  • PSYC 3120: Learning
  • PSYC 3300: Moral Psychology and Neuroscience

Minor in Neuro- and Cognitive Science

Students wishing to complete a minor in Neuro- and Cognitive Science must complete the required courses listed below (three courses) and two additional courses, one from each of the two concentrations (Neuroscience or Cognitive Science).

  • PSYC 1000: Introduction to Psychology
  • NEUR 2000: Introduction to Neuroscience
  • PSYC 3100: Cognitive Psychology or PSYC 3220: Neuropsychology & Cognitive Neuroscience

Choose one course from the Neuroscience concentration and one course from the Cognitive Science concentration below.

Neuroscience Concentration

  • BIOL 1003 & 1001: Cell Biology with Lab
  • BIOL 1023 & 1021: Zoology with Lab
  • CHEM 1213 & 1211: General Chemistry I with Lab
  • BIOL 2000: Genetics
  • BIOL 3100: Histology
  • BIOL 3300: Molecular Cell Biology
  • BIOL 3440: Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL 3510: Immunology
  • CHEM 2110 & 2111: Organic Chemistry I with Lab
  • CHEM 3610: Biochemistry I
  • NEUR 3200: Neuroanatomy & Physiology
  • NEUR 3400: Applied Research in Neuroscience
  • PSYC 3110: Sensation & Perception

Cognitive Science Concentration

  • CSCI 1010: Computer Science I
  • PHIL 2900: Logic or PHIL 3120: Philosophy of Mind
  • PSYC 3060: Psychology of Language
  • CSCI 1020: Computer Science II
  • MATH 3540: Differential Equations
  • MATH 3650: Linear Algebra
  • NEUR 3400: Applied Research in Neuroscience
  • PSYC 3050: Decision Making
  • PSYC 3070: Adulthood and Aging
  • PSYC 3090: Drugs and Behavior
  • PSYC 3110: Sensation & Perception
  • PSYC 3120: Learning
  • PSYC 3300: Moral Psychology and Neuroscience
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