Psychobiology

This cross-disciplinary major emphasizes the physiological determinants and consequences of behavior. Consisting of a balance of psychology and biology course work, the program prepares students for graduate study in medicine. veterinary medicine, graduate programs in psychology, animal behavior, physiological, psychology, psychopharmacology, behavior genetics, and neuroscience, as well as research positions in industry, universities, hospitals, and government laboratories.

Degree: Bachelor of Science with a major in psychobiology.

I. Psychology Courses:

PSY 111 General Psychology I
PSY 111L General Psychology I Lab
PSY 211 Research Methods in Psychology
PSY 211L Research Methods in Psych Lab
PSY 212 Statistics & Data Analysis
PSY 212L Statistics & Data Analysis Lab
PSY 285 Intro. to Psychopharmacology
PSY 378 Behavioral Neuroscience
PSY 379 Behavioral Neuroscience Lab

 

II. Biology Courses:

BIO 111 General Biology I
BIO 111L General Biology I Laboratory
BIO 112 General Biology II
BIO 112L General Biology II Laboratory
BIO 212 Animal Behavior
BIO 212L Animal Behavior Laboratory

 

One of:

BIO 322 Vertebrate Physiology
BIO 322L Vertebrate Physiology Lab
BIO 324 Invertebrate Physiology
BIO 324L Invertebrate Physiology Lab

 

III. Chemistry Courses:

CHM 111 Principles of Chemistry I
CHM 112 Principles of Chemistry II
CHM 113 Introductory Laboratory I
CHM 114 Introductory Laboratory II

 

IV. Math Courses:
One of:

MAS 161 Calculus I
MAS 170 Elementary Statistics

 

V. Seminar Courses:
One of:

BIO 499 Seminar
PBI 499 Psychobiology Seminar

 

VI. Electives:

Each student will also be required to take at least 8 additional credits in the sciences or mathematics (in consultation with his or her advisor), from the courses appearing below; consult the College Catalog for prerequisites. Furthermore, depending upon students' interests and career goals, individuals are strongly encouraged to become involved in independent research by working with individual faculty members on campus or by participating in some type of off-campus internship experience. It is also helpful to and competitive for students to complete as many of the following courses as manageable.

BIO 201 Genetics
BIO 201L Genetics Laboratory
BIO 221 Mammalian Anatomy
BIO 221L Mammalian Anatomy Laboratory
BIO 304 Developmental Biology
BIO 304L Developmental Biology Lab
BIO 305 Cell and Tissue Biology
BIO 305L Cell and Tissue Biology Lab
BIO 306 Microbiology
BIO 306L Microbiology Laboratory
BIO 323 Introduction to Immunology
BIO 323L Introduction to Immunology Lab
BIO 400
BIO 404 Electron Microscopy
BIO 404L Electron Microscopy Laboratory
BIO 500 Independent Study
CHM 213 Organic Chemistry I
CHM 214 Organic Chemistry II
CHM 215 Organic Laboratory I
CHM 216 Organic Laboratory II
PHY 103 General College Physics I
PHY 103L General College Physics I Lab
PHY 104 General College Physics II
PHY 104L General College Physics II Lab
PSY 250 Sensory & Perceptual Processes
PSY 255 Evolutionary Psychology
PSY 280 Intro. to Neuropsychology
PSY 363 Cognitive Science
PSY 364 Cognitive Science Laboratory
PSY 400 Internship
PSY 410 Independent Lab. Research