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 HALLMARKS CORE ELECTIVES
1

Biology II Lecture and Lab (Spring)

Introduction to Psychology (Fall)

Developmental Psychology (Spring)

Physiological Psychology


 

Writing Seminar I: Written Communication

Debating U.S. Issues

Biology I Lecture and Lab (Fall)

Quantitative Reasoning I

Quantitative Reasoning II of Free Elective

Physical Education or Service Learning (1 credit)

 

2

Chemistry I Lecture and Lab (Fall)

Chemistry II Lecture and Lab (Spring)

Biological Basis of Behavior I

[2] Psychology Concentration Courses (6-8 credits)

Biological Basis of Behavior Core (PSYCH-240, PSYCH-241, PSYCH-242)

Ethics

Global Diversity

Writing Seminar II: Multimedia Communication

American Diversity

 

3

Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture and Lab

Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (Fall)

Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences (Spring)

Biological Basis of Behavior Core (PSYCH-240, PSYCH-241, PSYCH-242)

[2] Psychology Concentration Courses (9-12 credits)

Global Citizenship

Debating Global Issues

Integrative Seminar

Free Elective (3-4 credits)

4

Advanced Research in Psychology (Fall)

Senior Colloquium in Psychology (Spring)

Biological Basis of Behavior Core (PSYCH-240, PSYCH-241, PSYCH-242)

[3] Psychology Concentration Courses (9-12 credits)

Capstone Folio Workshop

[3] Free Electives (9 -12 credits)


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)

Principles of Genetics (BIOL-207)

Biodiversity (ECBIO-201)

Ecology (ECBIO-301)

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 :121-134