Major in Psychology or Neuroscience!


Our undergraduate program in Psychology is designed to provide students with a broad exposure to the behavioral sciences with a focus on the statistical and research tools used in contemporary psychological research. The subject matter is preparatory to a career in psychology either in basic research and teaching, or in any number of professional applications to various human problems. A psychology major may prove useful to those planning other professional careers such as medicine, law, education, business, social work, or counseling, as well as those who seek a broad cultural background in the behavioral sciences. Learn more about what you can do with a major in Psychology! Our students can earn a B.A. in Psychology or a B.S. in Psychology.

Our undergraduate program in Neuroscience embodies the liberal arts experience as it draws upon techniques and findings from several academic disciplines, including biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, and psychology. Our Neuroscience major provides students with the fundamental knowledge and exposure needed to pursue careers and post-graduate studies in fields related to psychology, human development and aging, health and disease, rehabilitation, biomedical research, human-machine interactions, and other emerging disciplines. Our students can earn a B.S. in Neuroscience.

B.A. in Psychology


For more information regarding courses and requirements, please review the current catalog. Students may submit a maximum of 45 hours of credit in PSYC courses towards the completion of the B.A. degree.

Core requirements include:

  • PSYC 101
    • Gateway course and prerequisite to all courses in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
    • Grade of C or better
  • PSYC 210
  • PSYC 270
  • One course from 4 of 5 program areas:
    • Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience (PSYC 220, 222, or 225)
    • Clinical Psychology (PSYC 242 or 245)
    • Cognitive Psychology (PSYC 225 or 230)
    • Developmental Psychology (PSYC 250)
    • Social Psychology (PSYC 260)
    • Note: PSYC 225 can meet either the Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience or Cognitive Psychology requirement, but not both.
  • Two PSYC courses between 400-650-level, may not include PSYC 493
  • One additional PSYC course above 101-level
    • May include 3 hours of PSYC 395, PSYC 693H, or 694H
    • May not include PSYC 190

Additional requirements include:

  • BIOL 101 and BIOL 101L
  • One Physical and Life Sciences course
    • Must be from a Department other than Psychology and Neuroscience
  • One course from:
    • COMP 101, 110, 116; MATH 130, 152, 231, 241

B.S. in Neuroscience


For more information regarding courses and requirements, please review the current catalog.

Core requirements include:

  • PSYC 101
  • PSYC 175
  • PSYC 210 or STOR 155
    • Please note: PSYC 210 is a prerequisite for PSYC 270. If you have taken STOR 155, you may consider taking a placement exam for PSYC 210.
  • PSYC 222
  • PSYC 225
  • PSYC 270

Additional requirements include:

  • BIOL 101 and BIOL 101L
  • BIOL 202
  • CHEM 101 and CHEM 101L
  • CHEM 102 and CHEM 102L
  • CHEM 241 and CHEM 241L
  • CHEM 261
  • CHEM 262 and CHEM 262L
  • COMP 116
  • MATH 231
  • MATH 232
  • One course from:
    • PHYS 104, 114, 116, or 118
  • One course from:
    • PHYS 105, 115, 117, or 119
  • Select at least 6 credits of Knowledge Electives:
    • BIOL 205, 425, 450, 455, 458, 542, 552, 553
    • CHEM 430
    • COMP 401, 410, 411, 555, 560, 562, 576, 581, 631, 633, 651, 665
    • EXSS 175, 275L, 276, 380
    • PHYS 133, 405
    • PSYC 245, 320, 401, 404, 415, 420, 424, 425, 426, 427, 428, 429, 434, 437, 469, 507, 568, 602
  • Select at least 6 credits of Mathematics, Methods, and Statistics Electives
    • BIOL 226, 226L
    • BIOS 500H
    • BMME 350, 351, 445, 550
    • COMP 283
    • MATH 233, 381, 383, 383L, 523, 528, 528L, 529, 529L, 535, 547, 555, 564, 566, 577, 661, 662, 668, 669
    • PSYC 402, 403, 533
    • STOR 215, 415, 435, 445, 455, 555, 556, 565

B.S. in Psychology


For more information regarding courses and requirements, please review the current catalog.

Core requirements include:

  • PSYC 101
    • Gateway course and prerequisite to all courses in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
    • Grade of C or better
  • PSYC 210
  • PSYC 270
  • One course from:
    • Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience (PSYC 220, 222, or 225)
    • Cognitive Psychology (PSYC 225 or 230)
    • Note: PSYC 225 can meet either the Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience or Cognitive Psychology requirement, but not both.
  • One course from 2 of 3 program areas:
    • Clinical Psychology (PSYC 242 or 245)
    • Developmental Psychology (PSYC 250)
    • Social Psychology (PSYC 260)
  • Two PSYC courses between 400-650-level
    • At least one of which must be an “Upper Level Course for Special Requirement” chosen from PSYC 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 415, 420, 425, 426, 427, 428, 429, 430, 433, 434, 437, 461, 469, 504, 507, 517, 530, 531, 532, 533, 534, 568, or 571
    • May not include PSYC 493
  • One additional PSYC course above 101-level
    • May include 3 hours of PSYC 395, or PSYC 693H, or PSYC 694H
    • May not include PSYC 190

Additional requirements include:

  • BIOL 101 and BIOL 101L
  • MATH 231 or 241
  • One course from:
    • CHEM 101 and 101L; PHYS 114 or 118
  • One course from:
    • COMP 101, 110, 116; MATH 232, 283
  • At least 4 additional three-hour non-psychology Physical and Life Sciences courses (i.e. PL or PX), including one with a laboratory (i.e. PX) and one physical science course that is an Allied Science course
  • One non-historical Social and Behavioral Sciences Approaches course
    • Must be from a Department other than Psychology and Neuroscience