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Undergraduate Program

Degree Requirements: Biopsychology

An interdepartmental major for students particularly interested in neurobiology and animal behavior.

Students may not double major in biopsychology and general psychology. Required courses: five in biology and five in psychology. These include the following:

Biology

  • Biology 13 - Cells and Organisms
  • Biology 41 - General Genetics
  • Biology 130 - Animal Behavior

    Plus one course in animal physiology chosen from among:
  • Biology 75 - Comparative Vertebrate Physiology
  • Biology 110 - Endocrinology
  • Biology 117 - Physiology of Movement
  • Biology 115 - General Physiology I
  • Biology 116 - General Physiology II
  • Biology 134 - Neurobiology

    And an additional elective in biology (BIO 13 or higher course number)

Psychology

  • Psychology 31 - Statistics OR Biology 132 - Biostatistics
  • Psychology 32 - Experimental Psychology
  • Psychology 103 - Brain and Behavior

    Plus two (2) electives chosen from among:
  • Psychology 22 - Emotion
  • Psychology 26 - Animal and Learning and Cognition
  • Psychology 27 - Perception
  • Psychology 29 - Human Neuropsychology
  • Psychology 40 - Laboratory in Physiological Psychology
  • Psychology 41 - Perception/Cognition Laboratory
  • Psychology 42 - Emotion Laboratory
  • Psychology 45 - Laboratory in Functional Neuroimaging
  • Psychology 46 - Animal Learning & Cognition Laboratory
  • Psychology 48 - Research Methods in Psychopharmacology
  • Psychology 49 - Laboratory in Psychophysiology
  • Psychology 104 - Advanced Seminar in Physiological Psychology
  • Psychology 111 - Psychiatric Medication in Children
  • Psychology 112 - Biological Bases of Psychopathology
  • Psychology 117 - Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Psychology 123 - Psychopharmacology
  • Psychology 124 - Cognitive Neuroscience of Perception
  • Psychology 126 - Origins of Cognition
  • Psychology 127 - Behavioral Endocrinology
  • Psychology 128 - Advanced Seminar on Nutrition and Behavior
  • Psychology 129 - Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Psychology 131 - Neuropsychology of Cognition
  • Psychology 142 - Seminar in Affective Neuroscience
  • Psychology 146 - Comparative Cognition and Behavior
  • Psychology 148 - Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning and Memory
  • Psychology 154 - Psychosis
  • Psychology 159 - Emotion, Stress, and Health

Majors are encouraged to elect an advanced laboratory course in either department. Consult the department of either Biology or Psychology for details about this program.

You can also contact any of the Advising Faculty of Biopsychology in either of the two departments:

For a complete list of requirements, please visit the Tufts Bulletin.