Curriculum

The biopsychology curriculum consists of 13 core courses that all biopsychology majors must take and 7 additional psychology/science courses depending upon specialization track. All biopsychology majors take Biology I (BIOL-103) and Chemistry I (CHEM-103) to complete the General Studies requirements for Science.

Biology Core 

YR MAJOR CORE COLLEGE STUDIES ELECTIVES
1

Biology I Lecture and Lab

Biology II Lecture and Lab

Introduction to Psychology

Physiological Psychology


 

Writing Seminar I

Historical Understanding: American Transitions

Arts and Culture

Quantitative Reasoning I

Quantitative Reasoning II (or elective)

Physical Education or Service Learning

 

2

Chemistry I Lecture and Lab

Chemistry II Lecture and Lab

Biological Basis of Behavior I

(2) Psychology Concentration Choices

Developmental Psychology

Social Sciences I

Writing Seminar II

Language or Area Studies

 

3

Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture and Lab

Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences

Biological Basis of Behavior II

(2) Psychology Concentration Choices

Humanities I

Junior Seminar I

Junior Seminar II

Language or Area Studies

 

4

Advanced Research in Psychology

Senior Colloquium in Psychology

Biological Basis of Behavior III

(3) Psychology Concentration Choices

Contemporary Perspectives

(3) Free Electives


Biopsychology Concentration Option

Students take 7 courses to complete their concentration option. Currently, there are three concentration options available in BioPsychology.

PRE-MED SPECIALIZATION
(24-28 CR)
ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
(23-27 CR)
GRADUATE STUDIES
(21-24 CR)

Students must take Calculus I (Math-111) and Calculus II (Math-112) to satisfy Math Requirements.

Organic Chemistry I (CHEM-201)

Organic Chemistry II (CHEM-202)

Physics I (PHYS-201)

Physics II (PHYS-203)

3 additional advanced Biology or Psychology courses (See advisor for approval)

Principles of Genetics (BIOL-207)

Ecology (ECBIO-301)

Biodiversity (ECBIO-201)

4 additional courses from advanced Biology or Psychology courses (See advisor for approval)

7 advanced Biology or Psychology courses (At least three from each discipline: See advisor for approval

Total Credit hours :121-133