Jul 25, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Psychological Sciences, B.S. Neuroscience Concentration

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Departmental contact:

Department Chair: Dr. Suzanne Black

Coordinator: Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg, Ph.D.

Program Description:

Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system: its anatomy, its function, and its applications. It is a highly integrative discipline, requiring its students to be well-versed in fields ranging from biochemistry and cellular biology to physiology and psychology. This program prepares students for careers in this exciting and growing field.  It requires a double-major in the Biology, B.S. Neuroscience  , and therefore reflects the interdisciplinary nature of this field. The program will appeal to students who enjoy making connections across fields of science and social science, and who are curious about the structure and function of our brain, sensory systems, and neuromuscular systems. Neuroscience students can pursue undergraduate research across the psychology and biology departments. Students completing this double-major would are eligible for positions as research laboratory technicians and will be strong candidates for graduate programs in neuroscience at institutions around the nation.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Goal 1 - Knowledge Base in Psychology: Students should demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.


Goal 2 - Scientific Inquiry & Critical Thinking: The skills in this domain involve the development of scientific reasoning and problem solving, including research methods.


Goal 3 - Ethical & Social Responsibility in a Diverse World: Skills in this domain involve the development of ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in a landscape that involves increasing diversity.


Goal 4 - Communication: Students should demonstrate competence in writing, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.


Goal 5 - Professional Development: The emphasis in this goal is on application of psychology-specific content and skills, effective self-reflection, project management skills, teamwork skills, and career preparation.

Capstone Requirement:

The Senior capstone requirement in Psychology can be completed by taking PSYC 398/399 (Internship) or PSYC 407 or PSYC 487 (Independent study) for 3-credits.

Estimated Completion Time:

Typically, 4 years of full-time study

Total Credits Required:

130 credits minimun


Major Requirements: (33 credits)

Completion of Biology, B.S., Neuroscience Concentration is required (36 credits).

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