PhD in Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience
- 72 credit hours of approved graduate work
- Two tools of research are required but do not result in course credit toward the degree. The tool requirement is flexible and can be met in a variety of ways.
- Four comprehensive examinations outlined by advisors or other faculty members. At least one of the four comprehensives must be oral and at least two must be written.
- Dissertation: A written proposal for the dissertation is to be submitted to the dissertation committee by the middle of the second semester of the third year. The original proposal, or a revision thereof, should meet the requirements of the committee by the end of the second semester of the third year. The dissertation must be accepted by the dissertation committee, the department chair, and the university.
- 6 credit hours of PSYC-598 Neuroscience Seminar (3)
- 18 credit hours from the following:
- PSYC-501 Physiological Psychology (3)
- PSYC-513 Neuropharmacology (3)
- PSYC-518 Advanced Human Neuropsychology (3)
- PSYC-530 Conditioning and Learning (3)
- PSYC-551 Psychopathology: Theory and Research (3)
- PSYC-560 Advanced Developmental Psychology (3)
- PSYC-575 Advanced Memory and Cognition (3)
- PSYC-618 Principles of Neuropsychological Assessment (3)
- Other courses focusing in the neurosciences may be taken with approval of the student’s advisor and the Graduate Curriculum Committee.
- PSYC-799 Doctoral Dissertation Research (6)
- 6 credit hours of statistics
- 12 credit hours of electives
- 24 credit hours of lab research