University of Colorado Boulder

Undergraduates

Welcome to the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. We are pleased to offer separate Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and in Neuroscience.

What’s new?

The Psychology major provides a fundamental understanding of the principles of human cognition, emotion, behavior, social interactions, and mind-brain relationships. Our distinguished faculty also teach excellent upper division courses in areas of expertise that include, but are not limited to, behavioral genetics, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, clinical psychology, child development, women’s health, and judgment and decision making.

Our Neuroscience major provides a fundamental understanding of brain function that emerges from knowledge of the interplay of the molecular, cellular, and systems–level operation of the nervous system. Our distinguished faculty also teach excellent upper division courses in areas of expertise that include, but are not limited to, learning and memory, addiction, mental illness, stress, neuroendocrinology, neuropharmacology, and behavioral neuroscience.

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience promotes the understanding of human behavior by equipping students with the skills to evaluate and participate in diverse research programs that produce scientific, evidence–based results. We look forward to working with you!

Our Overall Undergraduate Education Mission Statement

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience aims to provide high-quality, research-grounded education for undergraduate students who have diverse backgrounds and diverse career objectives. The Department strives to teach students the fundamentals of the discipline and to ground that content within the historical perspective, values, and ethical standards of the field. The Department regards the science of Psychology and Neuroscience as an ideal platform to enhance studentsí critical thinking, creativity, complex reasoning, research skills, and written and oral communication effectiveness.

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