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Major > Concentration in Psychobiology

Concentration in Psychobiology
61-68 credits

Many graduate programs in psychology regard a broad undergraduate background in natural, physical, and social sciences as the best preparation for graduate study. For those students interested in pursuing graduate training in physiological psychology, psychobiology, neuropsychology, or animal behavior, or in preparing for professional school while combining an interest in these areas, the department offers a concentration in psychobiology.

Required Psychology courses..............................41 credits
Completion of Liberal Arts & Sciences major in Psychology plus the following:

Required course.......................................................3 credits
PSY436 Physiological Psychology (3)

Physiology, Learning & Cognition courses..........6 credits
Choose two (2) of the following:

PSY303 Introduction to Psychology of Learning (3)
PSY305 Psychology of Perception (3)
PSY307 Evolutionary Psychology (3)
PSY310 Psychology of Memory & Thinking (3)
PSY343 Psychology of Infancy & Childhood (3)
PSY402 Psychology of Language (3)
PSY403 Health Psychology (3) [WI]

Required Biology courses....................................15-16 credits
BIO201 General Biology I (3) and BIO211 General Biology I Lab (1)
BIO202 General Biology II (3) and BIO212 General Biology II Lab (1)
BIO320 Genetics (4)
Plus one of the following courses (3-4 credits):
BIO412 Evolutionary Theory (3)
BIO417 General Physiology (4)
BIO418 Animal Behavior (3)

Electives................................................................9-11 credits
Choose three (3) courses from the course lists of the Departments of Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Psychology.  A list of potential courses appears below. Other courses might be chosen in agreement with the Psychobiology adviser.

ANT301 Human Evolution (3) [Anthropology]
BIO490 Senior Seminar in Biology (3) [Biology]
BIO495 Independent Study in Biology (3) [Biology]
CHE201 and CHE211 General Chemistry I (3) and General Chemistry I Lab (1) [Chemistry]
CHE202 and CHE212 General Chemistry II (3) and General Chemistry II Lab (1) [Chemistry]
CHE318 and CHE306 Organic Chemistry I (3) and Organic Chemistry I Lab (1) [Chemistry]
CHE319 and CHE309 Organic Chemistry II (3) and Organic Chemistry II Lab (1) [Chemistry]
CHE461 Biochemistry (3) [Chemistry]
PHY201 and PHY211 General Physics I (3) and Physics I Lab (1) [Physics]
PHY221 and PHY211 Fundamental Physics (3) and Physics I Lab (1) [Physics]
PSY495 Independent Study (3) [Psychology]
PSY558 Seminar in Contemporary Research (3) [Psychology]
PSY560 Cognitive Processes (3) [Psychology]
PSY570 Cognitive Neuroscience (3) [Psychology]