Behavioral Neuroscience

Behavioral Neuroscience

Concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience (C262, C267)

The Concentration is intended to serve as an introduction to the field of behavioral neuroscience, which focuses on the interactions between the nervous system and behavior. Since there are no interdisciplinary course requirements, this minor is an excellent option for Psychology majors who don’t have the biological sciences background to take the upper level biology courses required in the minor. This Concentration is not available to majors outside of Psychology. For this program there are 5 required courses in the program (15 credit hours total). All students will receive personal advisement from the Minor Coordinator.

To Declare the Concentration:

  • earn a B+ or better in PSY 10315 Physiological Psychology
  • add program C262 (BS Psychological Science majors) or Program C267 (BA Psychology majors) in Savitz Hall or by contacting the Coordinator

Required Coursework (5 courses, 15 credits total):

  • PSY 10315 Physiological Psychology (grade of B+ or higher)
  • PSY 01326 Perception 
  • PSY 10480 Cognitive Neuroscience (PSY 10.480)
  • Two (2) upper-level electives in Psychology from the list below:
    • PSY 02301 Learning and Behavior
    • PSY 09305 Developmental Psychopathology
    • PSY 10375 Drugs, The Brain, and Behavior
    • PSY 10415 Neuroplasticity and Learning
    • PSY 10425 Hormones, The Brain, and Behavior
    • PSY 10610 Psychopharmacology and Biological Basis of Behavior (with Senior Privilege)
    • Or other courses with prior permission of Coordinator

For more information, contact Dr. Gerald Hough (Coordinator).

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