Learning Outcomes

Behavioral Neuroscience Program Goals and Learning Outcomes

Goal A: Content Knowledge

— understanding the principles, findings and theories related to behavioral neuroscience.

By graduation, students with a major in Behavioral Neuroscience will be able to:

   1. Describe the integration of neurological and behavioral system

   2. Explain the major methods of inquiry and statistical analysis in behavioral neuroscience

   3. Discuss how behavioral neuroscience involves knowledge of multiple disciplines

Goal B: Skills in the Discipline

— application of critical analysis, research methods and statistical procedures in research.

By graduation, students with a major in Behavioral Neuroscience will be able to:

   4. Critically analyze existing literature on a topic in behavioral neuroscience

   5. Design a research study, including the application of statistical procedures

   6. Demonstrate written and oral communication skills, especially the ability to write in APA (American Psychological Association) style

   7. Demonstrate laboratory skills relevant to behavioral neuroscience research