Viterbo’s biopsychology program, also known as behavioral neuroscience, provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to critically evaluate relationships between the brain and human/animal behaviors. Students will learn and test foundational and contemporary theories through critical thinking exercises, laboratory experiments, independent research, and presenting research findings.
- Demonstrate the interrelationship between biology and psychology.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills in writing in core classes
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills in verbal communication in core classes
- Analyze primary literature about research and theory in the fields of biopsychology and neuroscience
- Develop skills in collateral areas such as statistical analysis and experimental design
- Identify and think critically about the ethical issues confronting neuroscience
- Exhibit an understanding of foundational theories in both biology and psychology and how they manifest in behavior