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Undergraduate Program

Degree Requirements: Major in Biopsychology

Biopsychology is an interdepartmental major for students particularly interested in neurobiology and behavior.

There are ten required courses: five in biology and five in psychology. These include the following:

  • Cells and Organisms (Biology 13)
  • General Genetics (Biology 41)
  • Animal Behavior (Biology 130)
  • One course in animal physiology (chosen from: Biology 75, 110, 115, 116, 117, 134)
  • One elective in biology
  • Statistics (Psychology 31), or Biostatistics (Biology 132), or Biostatistics (Chemical and Environmental Engineering 6)
  • Experimental Psychology (Psychology 32)
  • Brain and Behavior (Psychology 103)
  • Two (2) electives from this list

Biopsychology majors may not double major in psychology or biology. Please consult the Department of Biology or the Department of Psychology, for details about this program. All courses taken for the biopsychology major must be worth 3 credits (i.e. SHUs) or more.