A Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) will be offered by the Department of Psychology at Villanova University beginning in Fall 2014. Because the CBN program is a four-year major, freshman will enter Villanova as declared CBN majors. Interested students who have already entered Villanova may appeal directly to the Department of Psychology for special admission into the major.
Completion of the Major
The CBN major requires 12 courses (37-41 credits, depending on the elective courses taken). In addition, majors complete a general science requirement consisting of 7 courses (27 credits).
CBN students must complete the following eight courses.
CBN students are required to take four elective courses. Although the electives are organized into four categories, there is no requirement to use this organization when selecting electives. Students can choose to concentrate in a particular area by taking electives from one category or they can sample broadly across any or all categories.
General Science Requirements
CBN students must complete the following seven courses and labs.
o General Biology I & II - BIO 2105 & BIO 2106 (Total of 8 credits.)
o General Chemistry I & II/Lab- CHM 1151/1103 & CHM 1152/1104 (Total of 10 credits.)
o General Psychology – PSY 1000 (Total of 3 credits.)
Mathematics – MAT 1310 & Mat 1315 (Calculus for the Life Sciences) (Total of 6 credits.)
 The course numbers used in this information page correspond to the numbering system for psychology courses that will be used beginning with the 2014-2015 University Catalog. If the number for a course is different from the course number found in earlier University Catalogs, the old course number is presented in brackets.