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Psychology & Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN)

The Psychology Department encourages students to pursue opportunities abroad. Studying abroad will provide an opportunity to understand how the sociocultural ethos of various countries shapes the pedagogical, as well as the theoretical and methodological approaches, to the study of psychology.

Study Abroad courses that are often used for Psych/BCN major requirements. Students can typically find courses that fulfill breadth/gateway, cognate, and upper-level/advanced course requirements. Generally, the Psychology major is more flexible and most programs that offer Psychology courses will have options that align with the Psych major requirements at UM.
However, only courses in which the majority of content focuses on Biopsychology/Cognitive Psychology/Neuroscience may qualify for BCN advanced coursework.

Process for approval: If a course is not on the pre-approved database, students can request that a course be evaluated. The Psychology department has  a detailed description of how to do this on their Transfer Credit page.

Contact: Email with any questions, or click here to schedule an appointment.

Funding opportunities: Financial aid and scholarships are available for many programs and the LSA Study Abroad Scholarship is also available to all eligible LSA students.

Next Steps: Attend a First Step session (optional), where you will learn general information about studying abroad through CGIS. You can then meet with a Psychology Department staff advisor to discuss how it might fit into your major requirements. For detailed abroad information, visit our CGIS Advising page where you can get access to First Step and information on how to meet with peer advisors and program advisors. Our team will be able to help you through the application process and can address any of your questions or concerns in relation to curriculum, navigating your identity, navigating through a specific country, and so much more!

Watch this video for a comprehensive overview of winter programs that are a good match for Psychology/BCN majors:

Programs with courses for Psychology majors:

Programs with courses for BCN majors: