Choosing a Major: Concentrations
This major is intended for students interested in a general and
flexible exploration of experimental psychology. Eleven courses are needed.
An interdepartmental major for students particularly interested in
neurobiology and animal behavior. Required courses: five in biology
and five in psychology.
This major is intended for students interested in entering graduate or
professional school in mental health or human services and/or
wanting to work with psychiatric patients after graduation.
Cognitive and Brain Sciences (CBS)
Cognitive and Brain Science is an inherently interdisciplinary area,
drawing on psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy of
mind, computer science, and biology. A Cognitive and Brain Science
degree provides an excellent preparation for careers in the
sciences, computer fields, health professions, law, and education.
An interdisciplinary program offered jointly by the Departments of
Engineering Design and Psychology. Engineering Psychology, more
commonly called "Human Factors," applies knowledge of human behavior
and attributes to the design of equipment, machines, and large-scale
systems for human use. Areas of application include biomedical
engineering, environmental design, and consumer product design.
Students in the College of Engineering or Liberal Arts will receive
the Bachelor of Science degree from their respective colleges after
meeting the general requirements set by each college.
Important Notes: Psychology, Biopsychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive
and Brain Sciences, and Engineering Psychology majors may not double major in
any of the other majors offered by the Psychology Department.
The Psychology department does not have a minimum grade criterion for counting a course
toward any of its five majors; a passing grade is what is required.
There is no major in Psychology.
A minor in CBS and a
minor in Linguistics are also available;
both programs are administered by the Department of Philosophy.