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Concentration Director: Dr. Deanna Soper, e-mail:

As an interdisciplinary subject biopsychology elucidates the connections between the organization of the nervous system and behavior that enable us to see how individuals engage the world. The Biopsychology Concentration addresses the study of psychology and biology as complementary disciplines that are both enhanced when combined. The inclusion of courses from both domains provides students with a basis for understanding the relationship between psychology and biology at an advanced level. This concentration will appeal to science and humanities students with a pre-health emphasis, psychology students wanting additional biological studies and biology students interested in the brain/mind behavioral interface.

Concentration Requirements

Required Courses

PSY 2313 General Psychology
BIO 3317 Tropical Ecology and Ecopsychology

One course from

BIO 3323 Anatomy
BIO 3331 Physiology
BIO 2315 Human Biology
BIO 3346 Animal Behavior

One course from

PSY 3336 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 3345 Fundamentals of Neuropsychology
PSY 3329 Lifespan Development

One lab course from

BIO 3123   Anatomy Lab
BIO 3131 Physiology Lab
BIO 2115 Human Biology Lab
BIO 3117 Tropical Ecology and Ecopsychology Lab

Two courses (total 6 Credits) from

BIO 3347 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 4355 Fundamental Neuroscience
PSY 3341 Psychology Of Personality
PSY 3354 Health Psychology
PSY 4339 Perception and Cognition
PSY 3V56 Primate Studies
EDU 3327 Child Growth and Development
PSY 3327/EDU 3327 Child Growth And Development
PSY 4303 Organizational Behavior
BUS 4303 Organizational Behavior
PSY 3336 Abnormal Psychology

    *PSY 3336: If not chosen for the required section above.