Apr 12, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior Concentration, M.S.

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Neuroscience and Behavior is the study of the neural and physiological basis of behaviors. This includes the study of psychology, biology, pharmacology, physiology and genetics. This concentration is designed to give students a strong background in both psychology and neuroscience. Graduates of this concentration will be prepared to pursue careers in neuroscience or biomedical research or to apply to doctoral programs. One of the most important prerequisites needed for both research careers and doctoral admission is research experience; therefore, this concentration places a strong emphasis on research participation. Students will be expected to be active members of research teams that make research presentations at professional conferences and culminate in a capstone research experience. Students must take a course in general biology before entering this concentration. To fulfill all prerequisites for graduate courses, students should complete additional courses in general chemistry, anatomy and physiology, statistics, cognitive psychology, physiological psychology and statistics.

Applying to the Program

Students wishing to enroll in the Neuroscience and Behavior Concentration must be admitted to the Psychology master’s program and formally apply to the concentration online. Instruction for applying can be obtained by contacting Dr. Georgina Moreno, MorenoG@uhcl.edu.

Degree Requirements

Required Neuroscience Courses (12 hours)

Psychology Core Courses (3 Hours)

Choose ONE of the following courses. For PSYC 5532 , the following may be substituted: SOCI 5532 

Elective Neuroscience and Behavior Courses (9 hours)

Choose THREE of the following courses.

Additional Information

Other courses may be substituted with approval of the faculty of the concentration.

Master’s Options

Choose ONE of the following options. For thesis and project, complete 6 hours. For internship, complete 6 hours plus PSYC 5135 .

Additional Information

Choosing to complete a Graduate Internship and the internship placement must be approved by the faculty of the concentration.

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