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Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience

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Admission to the Major

Admission Requirements

Students are strongly urged to apply to the major as soon as they meet the requirements. Students may major in behavioral neuroscience if, at the time they apply, they meet these criteria:

  1. Have satisfactorily completed PSYC 102.
  2. Have completed PSYC 104/PSYC 105 and PSYC 200/PSYC 201 or PSYC 210/PSYC 211.
  3. Have completed the core psychology course specific to the behavioral neuroscience major: PSYC 370/PSYC 371 or PSYC 380/PSYC 381.
  4. Have a grade-point average of at least 2.5 based on grades in PSYC 104, PSYC 200/PSYC 201, and/or PSYC 210/PSYC 211, and the behavioral neuroscience core course(s). PSYC 102 is graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory and not computed in the grade-point average.

Application Term

Application to the major should occur in the term in which admission requirements will be completed. If a student does not meet admission grade-point average criteria or neglects to apply for admission in this term, he or she must petition the department for permission for late application. The department, as part of an approved petition, determines late admission requirements (including grade-point average and course requirements) and the final deadline for admission.

The undergraduate advisory committee evaluates applications. Students providing documentation of meeting the criteria are admitted when they apply. Faculty members are aware of the dangers associated with relying solely on grade-point average in selecting students. The department is committed to promoting cultural diversity in its programs, and the undergraduate advisory committee is guided by principles of affirmative action.

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