Biopsychology

The study of how our brain affects our behavior.

How can a car accident cause depression? How does a prescription drug target neurotransmitters to reduce our levels of anxiety? Why can experiencing fear make our palms sweat? These are the big and fascinating questions at the heart of biopsychology.

A perfect foundation for health careers

Our students learn to understand the biological mechanisms of behavior and psychological processes. Biopsychology benefits students interested in pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree in medical school or academic as well as students interested in professional and health careers that require a solid foundation in science. Think nursing, occupational therapy, or counseling. 

Our program provides intellectual and practical engagement though internships, participation in conferences, travel and research opportunities.

Biopsychology News

  • Internship in Ireland

    Leber ’23 combines summer work with study-abroad experience in Europe.
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  • Men's lacrosse coach Chris Klaiber.

    Episode 30: May 7, 2021

    Meet award-winning students Emily Krueger ’21, Larissa Pothoven ’24 and Samuel Stoyanoff ’24; the Voice of Fighting Scots Athletics Nate Baliva gives an update of spring sports; and coach Chris Klaiber (pictured) on the historic win by men’s lacrosse.
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  • Senior Profile: Alison Bowman

    Despite unusual final year, transfer student progressing toward health-related career.
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  • Peace Corps Prep Program

    Stand Out IN THEPEACE CORPS PROCESS.

  • Kieft Scholars

    PRESTIGIOUS, FIRST-CLASSCHEMISTRY SCHOLARS.