Doctoral Studies in Biopsychology & Behavioral Neuroscience
The Biospychology Doctoral Program is not accepting applications for 2012 Fall or beyond. Please view this website after June 1st, 2012 for an update about the psychology Ph.D. Program at GC CUNY.
The PhD Program in Psychology offered by The Graduate School and University Center of The City University of New York currently consists of ten areas of specialization, with Biopsychology & Behavioral Neuroscience based at Hunter College, located on Park Avenue at 68th Street in Manhattan. Biopsychology interrelates the concepts and methods of neuroscience, cognitive science, the biological disciplines, and behavior analysis with experimental psychology. It offers a comparative and ontogenetic perspective on species-typical behavior acquired and modified during the organism's life cycle. Basic psychological processes are studied in conjunction with contributions from neurobiology, ethology, ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, endocrinology, pharmacology, and other sciences to illuminate the many ways in which species adapt, survive, reproduce, and evolve. Through diversified laboratory experience plus core courses, electives, seminars, colloquia, and field studies, students develop an interdisciplinary perspective.
The subprogram in Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience provides unique training for basic research and teaching in the field of animal and human behavior, as well as in the application of biobehavioral knowledge to a variety of problems in industrial, business, institutional, health, and environmental settings. Among the admission requirements is the completion of at least 15 undergraduate credits in psychology, including one laboratory course in experimental psychology and one in statistics. It is expected that the applicant will have received at least a B average in courses completed at other institutions. The applicant may be requested to appear for an interview. Students of ability trained in fields other than psychology may be admitted with conditions.