Academics

Psychology and Neuroscience are majors in the College of Arts and Sciences that challenge students to gain a solid grounding in the scientific understanding of the human brain, mind, and behavior and prepare to apply scientific knowledge to solve problems that impact human lives in many fields.

The flexible degree programs give you a way to immerse yourself in this field while exploring a variety of academic disciplines. You choose upper-level courses that shape your degree to your own interests.


One benefit of the degree is the careful pairing of skill development across the liberal arts. As you advance your scientific knowledge, you also gain a deeper understanding of the social sciences and humanities.

Is Psychology or Neuroscience right for you?

If you are someone who wants to: 

  • Develop a scientifically informed understanding of human mind, brain, and behavior.
  • Understand how the nervous system works to control behavior and how personal experience modifies brain function.  
  • Think critically and ethically about conducting research and applying the knowledge of psychological and brain sciences to solve problems in people’s lives. 
  • Apply your intellectual curiosity and imagination to research, working alongside faculty and your peers.
  • Immerse yourself in experiential learning – opportunities to earn credit for courses in which you apply knowledge and help others.
  • Prepare for many possible careers, or to train further in a profession or graduate school.

Then, yes, Psychology or Neuroscience might be a good fit for you.

Psychology and Neuroscience Major Guides

How can the Major Guides help me navigate my major? The Psychology and Neuroscience Major Guides are a ready reference tool that give you the basics about the degree: academics, skill building, and career opportunities. Learn about internships, undergraduate research, academic honors programs, scholarships, and study abroad programs. Use the Major Guides to hone your academic and career plans, making the most of your undergraduate experience.

Psychology B.A. Major Guide

Psychology B.S. Major Guide

Neuroscience, B.S. Major Guide