Psychology: Neuroscience

The human brain may be the single most complex living structure in the world, and therefore requires both a breadth and depth in learning and study.

Drawing from a wide breadth of topics from genetics to human psychopathology to the philosophy of the mind, Emmanuel's major in Psychology Neuroscience offers interdisciplinary core courses and the flexibility for students to tailor electives to their personal interests. Students will develop qualitative and critical thinking skills that will be put to use while engaged in a year-long internship. 

Major Requirements

View the  2020-2021 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for B.S. in Neuroscience 

  • BIOL1105 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • NEURO2201 Neurobiology & Lab
  • NEURO4160 Seminar
  • CHEM1101 Principles of Chemistry I AND
  • CHEM1102 Principles of Chemistry II OR
  • CHEM1103 Chemical Perspectives
  • PSYCH1501 General Psychology (SA)
  • PSYCH2801 Methods and Statistics I
  • PSYCH2802 Methods and Statistics II (QA) 
  • PSYCH3000 Experimental Neuroscience

Major Electives (two courses):

  • NEURO3137 Medical Neuroscience
  • NEURO3205 Neuroendocrinology
  • NEURO3214 Psychopharmacology

Interdisciplinary elective (one course):

  • BIOL2123 Genetics
  • CHEM2101 Organic Chemistry I
  • PHIL3109 Philosophy of Mind
  • PHIL3110 Philosophy of Psychiatry
  • PSYCH2405 Health Psychology
  • PSYCH3111 Cognition
  • PSYCH3210 Child Psychopathology
  • PSYCH3212 Adult Psychopathology
  • PSYCH3601 Counseling Theories and Techniques

Capstone experience (two courses):

  • PSYCH4282/PSYCH4283 Research Internship I and II OR
  • PSYCH4494/PSYCH4495 Applied Internship I and II

(Students should take PSYCH3601 as the interdisciplinary elective)
Other recommended courses:

  • BIOL1106 Introduction to Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
  • BIOL2131 Biochemistry
  • BIOL2135 Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab
  • BIOL2137 Anatomy and Physiology II & Lab
  • CHEM2102 Organic Chemistry II

Minor Requirements

View the 2019-2020 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for Minor in Neuroscience:

  • BIOL1105 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • NEURO2201 Neurobiology & Lab
  • PSYCH1501 General Psychology (SA)

Two courses from the list below:

  • NEURO3137 Medical Neuroscience
  • NEURO3000 Experimental Neuroscience 
  • NEURO3205 Neuroendocrinology
  • NEURO3214 Psychopharmacology

Learning Goals & Outcomes

  • Develop knowledge of and recognize the relationships between neurobiology,
    neuroanatomy and behavioral neuroscience.
  • Understand interdisciplinary nature of neuroscience that includes biology, chemistry and psychology.
  • Develop a critical eye for current literature and ethical issues in the sciences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of experimental design including identification of manipulated and measured variables, measurement metrics, experimental controls, validity, reliability and statistical analyses.
  • Communicate scientific information to informed and lay audiences in written
    and oral format.
  • Apply and integrate their knowledge of neuroscience to other areas of studies and to their everyday life.

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