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Behavioral Neuroscience Concentration


Learning Outcomes for the Concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience

  1. Knowledge base in Behavioral Neuroscience: Students acquire knowledge of key concepts and principles and overa rching themes in behavioral neuroscience.
  2. Scientific inquiry and critical thinking: Students learn to reason scientifically, gain information literacy skills, learn to design and conduct psychological and behavioral neuroscience research, interpret statistical information, and incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry.
  3. Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World: Students learn to apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological research, build and enhance interpersonal relationships, adopt values that build community at local, national, and global levels.
  4. Communication: Students become effective writers for a variety of communicative purposes, exhibit effective presentation skills, and interact effectively with scientists and non-scientists.
  5. Professional Development: Students learn to apply psychological content and skills to a range of career goals, exhibit self-efficacy and self-regulation, develop and refine project management skills, enhance their teamwork capacity, and develop meaningful professional direction for life after graduation.