Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, Brain and Cognition Concentration BS

The Psychology, Brain and Cognition major provides students with training in experimental psychology, including a mentored undergraduate research experience that can lead to presentation and publication of the original research with a faculty member. 

Total Credits - 120

Major - 39-40

Concentration - 25

Capstone - 2-3

Choose one of the following options:

  • Option 1:

  • 2 credits of   Credits: 0–3 or HONS 497H - Senior Honors Project  
  • Note: This option requires students to be accepted as an undergraduate researcher by a specific faculty member through a competitive process or direct faculty invitation prior to enrolling in either of these project courses. Please see the Research Application Process on the School’s bulletin page for more information.


    Option 2:

  • Credits: 0
  • and one 3-credit upper division Psychology course

Cognates - 21-26

General Education (Andrews Core Experience)

Students must fulfill all Bachelor’s Degree requirements listed in the Andrews Core Experience .

Additional Information

Students who are planning to apply to medical school should expect to take an additional 20 credits of natural sciences (a second semester of General Chemistry, two semesters of Organic Chemistry, and two semesters of General Physics), and should take BCHM 421 - Biochemistry I as a major elective. Students are also advised to register for BIOL 450 instead of PSYC366 or PSYC 449​​​​​​​ if preparing for medical school.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program a student will be able to:

  • Think critically about human thought and behavior in individuals, sociocultural and ecological systems
  • Select credible sources of evidence from the behavioral sciences, and specifically in the area of psychology science
  • Conduct effective research projects from design through data interpretation
  • Apply ethical standards to scholarship and practice in Psychology
  • Apply principles and skills from Psychology to serve their communities
  • Write effectively about theories, data, and practice in Psychology
  • Speak effectively about theories, data, and practice in Psychology
  • Prepare a professional plan for life after graduation
  • Apply principles from Psychology to understand and influence the development of faith across the life span
  • Know the key themes in relevant disciplines in Psychology