About the Program
We offer a STEM-designated bachelor of science degree to help you understand evidence-based research practices. Our program allows you to hone skills specific to your area of interest, while also giving you the opportunity to learn how to communicate effectively with diverse audiences. You will have access to lab space for research work, our Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Laboratory, and the expertise of faculty members.
What You'll Learn
- Participate in scientific inquiry and critical thinking, examining the many levels of analysis for understanding behavior and interactions among biological and environmental influences.
- Use laboratory and field-based research methods with data-modeling techniques in statistical programs to analyze human behavior.
- Develop a knowledge base, learning the differences between normal and abnormal conduct and the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders.
- Explore ethical and social responsibility in a diverse world, studying the questions surrounding mental health, well-being, and healthcare systems.
- Work with multicultural perspectives and gain a comprehensive understanding of communication to comprehend how biases shape behaviors.
- Engage in professional development.
Plan of Study
You will study the foundations of cognitive science research and clinical counseling, social, developmental, and quantitative psychology. You will start by taking introductory-level courses in brain and behavior, personality theories, human development, and more. Students are highly encouraged to participate in field experiences.
A psychology major offers you a well-rounded approach to topics such as gender and identity, culture, human-environment interactions, and the neuroscience of behavior.
Psychology with Emphasis in Cognitive Science
Through this program, you will focus on human cognition. We will work on the interactions behind acquiring knowledge and complex reasoning. This emphasis is ideal if you are interested in pursuing a career in a biologically oriented research area of psychology.
Liberal Education Courses
You must complete the WCore program or join the Honors College (and complete requirements) to fulfill your liberal education credits.
Cognitive Psychology and Lab
You will use computerized simulations to better understand the complexity of cognitive behaviors while recreating classic psychology experiments. Examine the branch of psychology that studies how people perceive, remember, reason, and solve problems day to day.
Are you interested in how biology and experience dynamically interact to shape social behavior? Unravel the mysteries of the human brain as you explore conformity, persuasion, prejudice, attraction, prosocial behavior, and more.