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The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences offers a BA 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.
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 improve people’s lives, for example their well-being, mental health, physical health, and relationships. The 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. Students can learn about and practice computer modeling of psychological processes, brain imaging, and data analysis.