The Department of Psychology offers two Bachelor of Science undergraduate degrees: a degree in Psychology and a degree in Behavioral Neuroscience. As a behavioral neuroscience major, you’ll choose from two tracks. The natural science track provides training to students who are interested in the biological sciences as applied to psychology and behavior. The psychological science track focuses on physiology and brain function, and how they relate to behavior. Majors pursue careers in mental health, human resources and social work, among others.
Curriculum and Requirements for the major
Research & Experiential Learning
The BNS major is housed within the Psychology Department and is highly integrated with the faculty and students in the PS major. Many of the members of the Psychology Department have active research programs. We welcome discussions about our research and research interests. If you have an interest in research, you should explore the possibility of working with a faculty member on a project in some way.
- You can learn more about our faculty and their research interests here.
- Our students have participated in research projects with our expert faculty members and with researchers at institutions across the country. Quinnipiac hosts the NEURON Northeast Under/graduate Research Organization for Neuroscience’s annual research conference, which attracts notable researchers in the field.
- Having off-campus experience working with populations in the community prior to graduating can help students gain admission to graduate school or obtain a job after graduation. Students can gain real world experience before graduating from Quinnipiac with a psychology major in many different ways. Click this link for a few ideas to help you get started.
- Some of our majors — but certainly not all — also complete a concentration in Applied Cognitive, or Industrial/Organizational psychology.
Explore Your Future
Not sure what type of career to pursue? Start by checking out our “What Can I Do With This Major?” tool to explore the wide range of options available to you. You’ll graduate well prepared to pursue an advanced degree and to succeed in fields that require strong critical thinking skills.
You may want to explore opportunities in industries like Business Management, Human Resources & Administration, Marketing, Communications & Publishing, or minors such as Data science, Minor in Applied Statistics and Data Science, Minor in Biology, Minor in Chemistry and more!