(Bachelor of Science Degree)
The Psychobiology Major is an integrative and interdisciplinary program of study focusing on the biological bases of behavior, cognition, learning, emotion, sensation, perception, and memory. This major provides an opportunity for students to integrate their studies from a psychological and biological perspective, giving students a unique perspective in the classroom and in careers where skills and knowledge developed from combined studies in both fields will be valuable.
The major will allow students to pursue a variety of post-graduate and professional experiences related to biological sciences, health, medicine, neurobehavioral sciences, neuroscience, and psychology that emphasize the integration of biology and behavior. Other career options available to those with this major include area in education, public affairs, personnel analysis, and science writing in which courses in psychology, biology, and other sciences are useful.
Total credit hours required for the degree: 128
Students graduating with a degree in Psychobiology will:
- integrate biological and psychological principles to better understand the biological bases of behavior, cognition, learning, emotion, sensation, perception, and memory;
- demonstrate critical thinking skills in the process of scientific inquiry and the development of experimental design in the study of psychobiology;
- Use primary literature in the field of biology and psychology;
- Analyze and present scientific data using statistical inference and statistical software;
- Compose oral and written scientific presentations using experimental design and data