Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience, BSLAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience Concentration


department website: http://www.psychology.illinois.edu/undergrad/

department faculty: Psychology Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


advising: Psychology Advising

email: psych-advising@illinois.edu


Behavioral Neuroscience is the study of the biological mechanisms underlying behavior. Biological psychologists generally are interested in the brain and the nervous system, in the endocrine system, and in other organismic processes.

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience Concentration


Please see your academic advisor. A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Academic Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60-75 hours).


General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.


Minimum required major and supporting course work: Normally equates to 32-36 hours of Psychology courses.

Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level in the major must be taken on this campus.


Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours.


Select one introductory course from the following:4
Intro Psych
Intro Experimental Psych
Statistics:3-5
Intro to Statistics (or equivalent)
Select one foundation course from the following:3
Intro to Brain and Cognition
Images of Mind
Cognitive Psych
Perception & Sensory Processes
Learning and Memory
Select two foundation courses from the following:6
Intro to Social Psych
Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination
Child Psych
Psychopathology and Problems in Living
Community Psych
Industrial Org Psych
Concentration core course:3
Behavioral Neuroscience
Concentration research methods course:4
Behavioral Neuroscience Lab
Select 4 elective courses from the following:12
PSYC 316
Stress, Trauma and Resilience
Intermediate Current Topics in Psychology 1
Psychopharmacology
Brain, Learning, and Memory
Neuroscience of Eating & Drinking
Genes and Behavior
Evolutionary Neuroscience
Adv Current Topics in Psych 1
Total Hours35