The Clinical and Behavioral Neuroscience major provides an in-depth understanding of biological bases of behavior and exposes students to the basic scientific concepts that underlie clinical symptoms and practice, to include the ways practitioners assess, diagnose, and treat clinical disorders. The major emphasizes coursework in psychology, but it also involves coursework in biology, research methodologies, psychometrics, statistics, and philosophy.
With appropriate advising, the major is an option for students considering careers in clinical or counseling psychology, clinical neuropsychology, experimental psychology, forensic psychology, health psychology, occupational therapy, school psychology, and other such professions.
The Clinical and Behavioral Neuroscience major requires 49 credit hours of coursework. All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses. Co-requisites must be taken during the same semester.
Because of curricular overlap, students majoring in Clinical-Behavioral Neuroscience are not permitted to major simultaneously in Psychology. Students are also not permitted to major in Clinical-Behavioral Neuroscience and minor in Behavioral Neuroscience or Psychology.