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.

Year One

Core Curriculum

  • Biology II Lecture and Lab (Spring)
  • Introduction to Psychology (fall)
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology

Hallmarks

  • Biology I Lecture and Lab (Fall)
  • Writing Seminar I: Written Communication
  • Debating U.S. Issues
  • Scientific Understanding I
  • Quantitative Reasoning I
  • Quantitative Reasoning II or Free Elective
Year Two

Core Curriculum

  • Chemistry I Lecture and Lab (Fall)
  • Chemistry II Lecture and Lab (Spring)
  • Abnormal Psychology (Fall)
  • [2] Psychology Concentration Courses (6-8 credits)
  • Biological Basis of Behavior Core (PSYCH-240, PSYCH-241, PSYCH-242)

Hallmarks

  • Ethics
  • Global Diversity
  • Writing Seminar II: Multimedia Communication
  • American Diversity
Year Three

Core Curriculum

  • Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture and Lab
  • Statistics for 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 (6-8 credits)
  • Minor Course (3-4 credits)

Hallmarks

  • Global Citizenship
  • Debating Global Issues
  • Integrative Seminar

Electives

  • Free Elective (3-4 credits)
Year Four

Core Curriculum

  • Advanced Research in Psychology (Fall)
  • Senior Colloquium in Psychology (Spring)
  • Biological Basis of Behavior Core (PSYCH-240, PSYCH-241, PSYCH-242)
  • [3] Psychology Distribution Electives (9-12 credits)

Hallmarks

  • Capstone Folio Workshop

Electives

  • [3] Free Electives (9-12 credits)

Concentration Options

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

Pre-Med Specialization (24-28 credits)

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

  • Organic Chemistry I (CHEM-201)
  • Organic Chemistry I (CHEM-202)

Animal Behavior (23-27 credits)

  • Principles of Genetics (BIOL-207)
  • Biodiversity (ECBIO-201)
  • Ecology (ECBIO-301)
  • 4 additional courses from advanced biology or psychology courses (See advisor for approval)

Graduate Studies (21-24 credits)

  • 7 advanced biology or psychology courses (At least three from each discipline: See advisor for approval)

Total Credit hours: 121-134