Jul 17, 2024  
Rensselaer Catalog 2024-2025 
Rensselaer Catalog 2024-2025

Psychological Science Pathway

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The ability to understand and predict how people act and think is more important than ever in addressing many of the greatest challenges that we face as a society.  In this pathway, students will learn how behavior and thought are influenced by cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and environmental factors, and how to apply psychological principles.


To complete this integrative pathway, students must choose a minimum of 12 credits as described below.

PSYC 1200  is a required course.

Additional courses:

Choose remaining credits from any 2000 or 4000-level PSYC courses; excluding all Independent Studies (2940) and Undergraduate Research Projects (2941).

Optional - (Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience):

Students who are interested specifically in behavioral and cognitive neuroscience may with to use their 8 credits beyond PSYC 1200  to take courses from the list below.  These courses focus on the brain mechanisms that allow humans and other animals to perceive, think, feel, remember, and/or act.

Optional - (Human Behavior):

Students who are interested in how psychological principles can be applied to understand and predict human behavior may wish to choose their courses from the following:

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