Course Requirements

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830:631, 632, 635, 636, 646  - Seminars in Behavioral Neuroscience offered in recent years include the following:


Behavioral Endocrinology

Behavioral Pharmacology

Neurobiological Implications of Animal Cognition

Structure & Interpretation of Scientific Inquiry

Introduction to Neuropsychological Assessment

Limbic System Anatomy & Behavior

Neural Plasticity & Behavior

Emotion & Motivation


Neuroethological Approaches to Behavior

Critical Analysis of Research Design

Neuroendocrine Responses to Stress


3. Additional Courses (18 of the required 48 total course credits)

The remaining 18 course credits, chosen according to the student’s interests, comprise any combination of:

1. Advanced Studies in Psychology: (830: 503; 504; 3 credits each) Reading and individual study, involving written and oral reports. By arrangement on an individual basis with a faculty member.

2. Non-thesis Research Courses: (830: 501; 502; variable credit) Course credit for research not directly related to Master's or Doctoral Theses. or

3. Additional Electives or Seminars (see above).


4. Research in Psychology: (830: 701; 702; variable credit)

Research credit (usually after the first year) for research directly related to the Master's or Doctoral Theses

Research credits needed for Master's: 6 credits

Research credits needed for Doctorate: an additional 18 credits

Total number of Research Credits needed: 24


Curriculum Requirements for the Master's Degree

To obtain the Master of Science degree, a Behavioral Neuroscience student must have completed at least 6 research credits (830: 701; 702) and 24 course credits (including at least 15 course credits from CORE courses; no more than 6 non-thesis research credits may be counted toward the Master’s degree).