Biopsychology, Concentration

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 concentration addresses the fields of psychology and biology as complementary disciplines that are both enhanced when combined.

Concentration Requirements

Concentration Director: Associate Professor, Dr. Deanna Soper (e-mail address:

The inclusion of courses from both biology and psychology provides students with a basis for understanding the relationship between them at an advanced level. This concentration will appeal to science and humanities students with a pre-health or ecology emphasis, psychology students wanting additional biological studies, and biology students interested in the brain/mind behavioral interface.

Required courses:

PSY 2313 General Psychology
BIO 3317 Tropical Ecology and Ecopsychology


One course from:

BIO 3323 Anatomy
BIO 3331 Physiology
BIO 2315 Human Biology
BIO 3346 Animal Behavior


One course from:

PSY 3336 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 3345 Fundamentals of Neuropsychology
PSY 3329 Lifespan Development


One lab course from:

BIO 3123   Anatomy Lab
BIO 3131 Physiology Lab
BIO 2115 Human Biology Lab
BIO 3117 Tropical Ecology and Ecopsychology Lab
BIO 3146 Animal Behavior


Two courses (total 6 credits) from:

BIO 2360 Environmental Science
BIO 3V41 Epidemiology
BIO 3347 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 4355 Fundamentals of Neuroscience
BIO 4V63 Advanced Physiology
PSY 3341 Psychology of Personality
PSY 4339 Perception and Cognition
ANSC 3320 Public Health
ANSC 4320 Global Health
PSY 4303/BUS 4303 Organizational Behavior

    *PSY 3336 OR PSY3345 OR BIO 3346: If not chosen for the required section above.