The minor in biopsychology is an interdisciplinary program administered by the Psychology Department. Biopsychology as a discipline attempts to explain human and animal behavior in terms of the interactions among the body, mind and environment. Biopsychologists seek new insights by integrating subject areas that have traditionally been studied separately, including neuroscience, cognition, evolution, physiology and development. The program, in combination with a major in a related field, can prepare students for graduate study in psychology, biology or neuroscience. It can also complement a major in such related disciplines as speech/language/hearing sciences or anthropology.
The minor consists of a total of 18 semester hours chosen from the list of courses below. Three of these semester hours must be either PSY 170 or 177. The 15 additional semester hours must include courses from at least two departments other than that of the student’s major. Non-biology majors must take at least two biology courses; non-psychology majors must take at least two psychology courses. Up to two courses may be counted toward both the major and the minor requirements. Courses must be selected in consultation with and approved by a designated adviser for the minor.