The department currently manages approximately 750 undergraduate majors, who then transition either directly or eventually into national graduate and professional training programs. Our program has the following goals:
Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. It seeks to understand the origins and processes of thought and emotion by drawing from biological, social, and cultural aspects of the human experience.
The difference between the B.A and B.S. degree is that the B.A. has a greater emphasis in the humanities while the B.S. has a greater emphasis in science and mathematics. Around 85% of our current majors pursue the B.A. degree. Rather than being degree specific, graduate and professional schools look closely at your overall academic performance and career-related experiences in making admissions decisions.
Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system with a special focus on the brain. As a multidisciplinary field, neuroscience draws from biology, psychology, chemistry and other areas to develop a thorough understanding of the nervous system and related disorders. From molecules and genes to behavior and motor skills, neuroscience spans the full range of the nervous system.
Students must meet the requirements of the pre-major curriculum associated with their respective major. The pre-major curriculum is a collection of core courses that incoming students must complete prior to being admitted to either the PSY or NSC major. For more details about the pre-major, click here.