Apr 12, 2024  
Undergraduate Record 2022-2023 
    
Undergraduate Record 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Behavioral Neuroscience


Requirements for Major in Behavioral Neuroscience


Required Courses: 16 credit hours


Students must complete each of the following:

Advanced Research Requirement: 3 credit hours


Students are required to take 3 credit hours of coursework in advanced research from the following:

Advanced Topics Requirements: 6 credit hours


Students are required to take two courses (6 credit hours) in advanced topics in behavioral neuroscience from the following: 

Psychological Science Foundations Requirement: 3 credit hours


Students are required to take an additional 3 credit hours of coursework in psychological science from the following:

Electives: 6 credit hours


Students must complete two of the following courses. Student’s who did not take a 4000-level Advanced Topics course must select at least one 4000-level elective. 

Distinguished Majors Program: 8 credit hours


Students in the Distinguished Majors Program are required to complete each of the following courses. 

Description of Thesis


Students enrolled in the Distinguished Majors Program will be required to complete a thesis paper based on two semesters of empirical or theoretical research. Honors students will prepare a thesis paper of approximately 25 pages. The thesis or research project will require students to demonstrate a high level of independent research and analysis. Throughout their fourth year, each Honors student will work closely with a chosen Psychology faculty advisor to sharpen the student’s guiding research question; construct and adhere to a timeline to completion; compile/synthesize research literature; and receive regular feedback on drafts of the thesis. Upon completion of the thesis/project, the faculty advisor will assign the work one of the following awards: Highest Distinction, High Distinction, Distinction. A student who does not earn an award will graduate without distinction.