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Major in Psychology or BCN

The undergraduate program in Psychology offers two areas of study:

Psychology or
Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN)

Psychology is a valuable liberal arts major, allowing one to explore, develop, and expand their interests in the field. Undergraduate courses in psychology give students an opportunity to learn what research has shown about how behavior is motivated; how we perceive, learn, and think; how individuals differ from one another; how the personality develops from infancy to maturity and is expressed by behavior; and how interpersonal factors affect human relationships in the home, on the job, and in the community.

Areas: Biopsychology, Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, Personality and Social Contexts, Social

If you are considering a more specific major within Psychology that focuses on the most natural science related areas and has ties to both cognitive science and neuroscience, the Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN) major may be appropriate for you. The overall goal of the BCN major is to provide a course of study that integrates natural science components including neuroscience, cognitive science, and evolutionary approaches to the study of behavior.

Areas: Biopsychology, Cognitive, some Developmental, plus possible courses from other natural science areas