Enhance your career with a minor that incorporates biology and psychology.
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. In the Psychobiology Minor, you will take courses taught by accomplished faculty in both biology and psychology, allowing you to explore the link between mind, body, and behavior.
Beginning courses in biology and psychology will introduce you 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. You will explore abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, psychobiology, cognition and learning, and social psychology. You will have the opportunity for hands-on learning to facilitate your understanding of the concepts presented in the lectures. Students can expect will teach these courses.
You may pursue 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.