The undergraduate major in psychology can culminate in either a B.A. or a B.S. degree. Both degree programs provide broad training in the scientific foundations of modern psychology, and include a wide range of elective courses and opportunities for involvement in research and internships. The B.A. program allows students to develop an understanding of psychology that is broadly compatible with a wide-range of postgraduate occupations and graduate programs, while the scientific-intense B.S. program prepares students for graduate study, and, eventually, professional careers in psychology or closely related science fields.
Beginning with the incoming class of Fall 2014 a student majoring in psychology will earn either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree by completing the (B.A.) or (B.S.) requirements outlined in the page titled Psychology Major-Incoming Year 2014 and Later. Students who entered the University prior to Fall 2014 will receive a B.A. by completing the requirements described in the page titled Psychology Major- Incoming Year 2013 and Earlier.
The four-year undergraduate major in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience provides an intensive course of study focused on brain-behavior relationships, ranging from genetic to whole brain contribution to mental processes. This B.S. program prepares highly-motivated undergraduates for post-graduate study, and, eventually, professional careers in the neurosciences or related fields. This major is readily combined with a pre-med or pre-health concentration, preparing students for further education and careers in medicine and allied health fields.