Behavioral Neuroscience Program Goals and Learning Outcomes
Goal A: Content Knowledge
—including providing students' knowledge of the principles, findings, and theories related to behavioral neuroscience.
By graduation students with a major in Behavioral Neuroscience will be able to:
- describe and explain the major research methods and statistical analysis used in neuroscience.
- discuss knowledge of the brain systems and neurotransmitters and the behavior processes that they control as well as how various diseases and trauma to the nervous system affect behavior.
Goal B: Skills in the Discipline
—application of critical analysis, research methods and statistical procedures in research investigating original hypotheses.
By graduation, students with a major in Behavioral Neuroscience will be able to:
- develop testable hypotheses and design a study using experimental and nonexperimental research methods, including critical analysis of existing literature and the application of both descriptive and inferential statistical procedures
- demonstrate written communication skills, especially the ability to write in APA (American Psychological Association) style.
- demonstrate laboratory skills relevant to behavioral neuroscience research