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Seize the Principles of Psychobiology
A minor that incorporates Biology and Psychology phenomena.
Psychobiology, the study of human and animal biology and behavior, is an interdisciplinary minor offered at Worcester State consisting of 6-7 classes (18-24 credits), with significant course contributions from the Biology and Psychology Departments. Students with a Psychology Minor are required to take courses in Biology and Psychology; allowing them to explore the link between mind, body, and behavior.
Introductory courses include both Biology and Psychology, introducing students to the basics of both disciplines. Advanced courses in both disciplines provide an in-depth understanding of the nervous system, evolutionary biology, cellular physiology, and sensation and perception. Students will have the opportunity for hands-on learning to facilitate their understanding of the concepts presented in the lecture.
All students are eligible to pursue the Psychobiology minor by following either the General Track or one of two specialized tracks: Biology Major Track or Psychology Major Track. These tracks are specialized to assure that students who major in Biology and Psychology receive an appropriate breadth of experiences within the field of Psychobiology to complement their chosen major.
Students can expect accomplished faculty will teach these courses. They will explore abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, psychobiology, cognition and learning, and social psychology.
See the diverse career paths a degree in Psychobiology can prepare you for
There are countless career paths for Psychobiology students in a variety of fields.