Biopsychology

Biopsychology

As an interdisciplinary subject biopsychology elucidates the connections between the organization of the nervous system and behavior that enable us to see how individuals engage the world.

The Biopsychology Concentration addresses the study of psychology and biology as complementary disciplines that are both enhanced when combined. The inclusion of courses from both domains provides students with a basis for understanding the relationship between psychology and biology at an advanced level.

This concentration will appeal to science and humanities students with a pre-health emphasis, psychology students wanting additional biological studies and biology students interested in the brain/mind behavioral interface.

Concentration Requirements 19 credit hours of study including the following required courses:

PSY 2313. General Psychology.

BIO 4V63/PSY 5V52. Biopsychology seminar. 1 credit cross-listed seminar exploring topics in biopsychology, with presentations by multiple faculty in biology and psychology as well as by students)

Two courses from:
BIO 3323. Anatomy.
BIO 3331. Physiology.
BIO 2315. Human Biology.

One course from:
PSY 3336. Abnormal Psychology.
PSY 3345. Fundamentals of Neuropsychology.

6 credits from:
BIO 4V63. Advanced Physiology.
PSY 3354. Health Psychology.
PSY 3355. Evolutionary Psychology.
PSY 4339. Perception and Cognition.
BIO 3345. Biostatistics.
MAT 2305. Introduction to Statistics.
PSY 3425. Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences.
BIO 3123. Anatomy Lab.
BIO 3131. Physiology Lab.
GST 1158. Running.
GST 1118. Public speaking.
BIO 4V63. Medical Terminology.
BIO 3V57/GST 3V57. Internship. With approval.

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