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. Integration of Neuroscience and Behavior: Discuss the integration of neurological and behavioral systems.

   2. Inquiry and Statistical Analysis: Explain the major methods of inquiry and statistical analysis in behavioral neuroscience.

   3. Multidisciplinarity: 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. Critical Analysis: Critically analyze existing literature of a topic in behavioral neuroscience.

   5. Research Design and Statistics: Design a research study, including the application of statistical procedures.

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

   7. Laboratory Skills: Demonstrate laboratory skills relevant to behavioral neuroscience research.