Learning Outcomes

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:

  1. describe and explain the major research methods and statistical analysis used in neuroscience.
  2. 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:

  1. 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
  2. demonstrate written communication skills, especially the ability to write in APA (American Psychological Association) style.
  3. demonstrate laboratory skills relevant to behavioral neuroscience research