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Biopsychology
Degree Requirements

NOTE: The degree requirements listed below are applicable to all students entering during academic year 2016-2017. Students who entered during a previous academic year should view the degree requirements in their entering year catalog in the catalog archives. Students who wish to switch to the 2016-17 major and minor requirements should submit a new Declaration of Major or Declaration of Minor form to the M Center.

Biopsychology Major—BA  |  Biopsychology Major—BS

Biopsychology Major—BA
(a minimum of 51 semester course credits)

Required:

BIO 001–002 General Biology I and II (4; 4)

BIO 033 Genetics: Human Aspects (3) or
BIO 135 Genetics (4)

BIO 175 Neurobiology (4)

CHEM 017–018 General Chemistry I and II (4; 4)

CHEM 105 Organic Chemistry I (4)

PSYC 132 Physiological Psychology (3)

PSYC 146 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4)

PSYC 151 Research Methods in Psychology (4)

Senior Requirement:

BIO 191 Senior Seminar (4)*  or
PSYC 192 History and Issues in Psychology (4)

*Note: Before taking BIO 191, students are required to take BIO 001, BIO 002, BIO 135, and one of the following: BIO 136, BIO 144, BIO 175, or BIO 181.

Electives:

Select one of the following:

PSYC 109 Health Psychology (3)

PSYC 109SL Health Psychology with Service Learning (4)

PSYC 110 Stress and Disease (4)

PSYC 118 Psychopathology (3)

And select one of the following:

BIO 136 Developmental Biology (4)

BIO 144 Animal Behavior (3)

BIO 153 Human Physiology (3)

BIO 181 Immunology (4)

And select one of the following:

PSYC 040 (140) Life-Span Developmental Psychology (3–4)

PSYC 148 Personality (3)

PSYC 155 Social Psychology (3)

PSYC 156 Cognitive Psychology (3)

Biopsychology Major—BS
(a minimum of 43 semester course credits) and general BS requirements

Required:

BIO 002 General Biology II (4)

BIO 135 Genetics (4)

BIO 175 Neurobiology (4)

CHEM 105–106 Organic Chemistry I and II (4; 4)

PSYC 049 Fundamentals of Psychology (3)

PSYC 132 Physiological Psychology (3)

PSYC 151 Research Methods in Psychology (4)

Senior Requirement:

BIO 191 Senior Seminar (4)* or
PSYC 192 History and Issues in Psychology (4)

*Note: Before taking BIO 191, students are required to take BIO 001, BIO 002, BIO 135, and one of the following: BIO 136, BIO 144, BIO 175, or BIO 181.

Electives:

Select one of the following:

PSYC 109 Health Psychology (3)

PSYC 109SL Health Psychology with Service Learning (4)

PSYC 110 Stress and Disease (4)

PSYC 118 Psychopathology (3)

And select one of the following:

BIO 136 Developmental Biology (4)

BIO 144 Animal Behavior (3)

BIO 153 Human Physiology (3)

BIO 181 Immunology (4)

And select one of the following:

PSYC 040 (140) Life-Span Developmental Psychology (3–4)

PSYC 148 Personality (3)

PSYC 155 Social Psychology (3)

PSYC 156 Cognitive Psychology (3)

Note: The additional math course in the natural science and mathematics core must be PSYC 146 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences.
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P: 510.430.2176
F: 510.430.2271
E: biopsych@mills.edu

Last Updated: 3/1/16