Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science take foundation courses in the field’s major sub-disciplines, including perception, cognition, developmental, behavioral neuroscience, and social psychology. Students also take a course in quantitative methods, and select from an array of seminars on specialized topics and laboratory courses that focus on research design and state-of-the-art techniques. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science must complete both a research methods and a laboratory course and four additional science courses related to the same intellectual theme as the elective courses. The concentration in Psychology prepares students for careers in research, teaching, clinical psychology, business, law, and education, among others.
Psychology encompasses a range of phenomena and levels of analysis in pursuit of three goals: to deepen understanding of cognitive and neural mechanisms of sensation, perception, learning, and emotion; to probe the biological and evolutionary foundations of behavior; and to clarify the social perception and assessment of individuals and groups.
Students in this concentration will:
- Develop a foundation in the science of perception and cognition, as well as social, comparative, and developmental psychology
- Acquire expertise in at least one of the core areas of psychology
- Learn to formulate a scientific question
- Apply quantitative and other research methods
- Produce a piece of original research
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Psychology alumni often begin their careers as research assistants, clinical interns, or in business administration. Most pursue graduate or medical training or policy-related or science research positions.
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