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The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences offers a BA degree with a major in Psychology, a BS degree with a major in Psychology, a BA degree with a major in Psychology Education, a BS degree with a major in Neuroscience, and minors in Psychology and Neuroscience..
Psychological and brain sciences are biological, behavioral, social, and applied sciences, whose theories are integral to an understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. Students first learn the fundamentals of biology and psychology and then concentrate on courses that examine the relations of the brain and nervous system and of cognitive and social processes to behavior.
The courses offered by the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences provide students with an understanding of the principles of behavior, of the scientific methods used to derive and add to those principles, and of appropriate ways in which to apply such knowledge. Experimental psychology and neuroscience seek to isolate in the laboratory the basic processes involved in neural systems, learning, perception, social behavior, personality development, thinking, etc. Applied psychology focuses on methods used to approach problems in settings such as industry, government, and the general community, as well as in the field of mental health. The many aspects of theoretical, experimental, and applied psychology and neuroscience are represented in the introductory and 300-level courses, and more advanced courses enable students to pursue special interests in greater depth. Laboratory experiences include the study of cognitive, learning, perceptual, neural, physiological, developmental and social processes, and the investigation of clinically interesting phenomena. Facilities are also available, both on campus and at nearby institutions, for computer modeling of psychological processes, for brain imaging, and for data analysis.