Psychology BA (Concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience)

Department of Psychology and Counseling

The psychology department, in conjunction with the biological and allied health sciences and chemistry and geology departments, offers a course of study leading to a BA in psychology with a concentration in behavioral neuroscience. This is designed for students wishing to earn a baccalaureate degree with an emphasis on the physiological basis of behavior. The curriculum of 128 credits is structured to maximize the benefits available through the interdisciplinary study of psychology, biology and chemistry. Undergraduate course requirements provide for the integrated understanding of the pharmacology of drug action and brain function as they relate to the discipline of behavioral neuroscience.

Major core requirements include:

  • two semesters of general chemistry and laboratories,
  • one semester of organic chemistry and laboratory,
  • one semester of physics and laboratory,
  • one semester of cell biology and laboratory and
  • two semesters of lectures and laboratories on the structure and function of the human body.

Psychology requirements include:

  • general psychology,
  • abnormal psychology,
  • two semesters of statistical and experimental methods,
  • physiological psychology and
  • psychopharmacology.

Course study culminates with an advanced experimental psychology seminar providing "hands-on laboratory experience" using current neuroscience methods.

Graduates would be prepared for graduate study in psychology, biology or neuroscience. This program also may be viewed as leading to premedical, predental or prenursing school training. Career openings exist in pharmaceutical research, pharmaceutical sales and marketing, hospital laboratory technology and animal care.



Dr. Daniel Calcagnetti
Associate Professor
Tel: 973-443-8561

Department of Psychology and Counseling
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave - M-AB2-04
Madison, NJ 07940

Fairleigh Dickinson University Mansion
Office Location
Zen Building
Second Floor

Jennifer Wilson
Administrative Assistant
Tel: 973-443-8547