About This Program
You’re fascinated by the brain—why people and animals think and behave how they do. You’re not satisfied by basic explanations and always want to know more. To you, learning should be a hands-on experience. Psychobiology may be the major for you.
Why Utica College
One of Utica College’s newest majors, psychobiology is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the biological bases of behavior, learning, sensation, perception, and memory. Taught by expert faculty, the program provides advanced instruction and hands-on learning opportunities that enable students to gain deep insights into the integration of biology and behavior.
Psychobiology at Utica
- Public Affairs
- Personnel Analysis
- Science Writing
What You'll Learn
UC’s psychobiology curriculum promotes critical thinking, use of primary scientific literature, development of experimental design, and application of statistical inference in data analysis in the process of scientific inquiry. The major provides an opportunity for students to integrate their studies from a psychological and biological perspective, offering a unique perspective in the classroom and in careers where skills and knowledge developed from combined studies in both fields will be valuable.
A Degree That Works
Graduates of the psychobiology program may pursue a variety of post-graduate and professional experiences related to biological sciences, health, medicine, neurobehavioral sciences, neuroscience, and psychology that emphasize the integration of biology and behavior.
Other career options available to those with this major include areas in education, public affairs, personnel analysis, and science writing in which courses in psychology, biology, and other sciences are useful.
Student Voices: Sania Safdar
A brief conversation with Sania Safdar about her experiences in the psychobiology program and her plans to present at a graduate-level conference.
Working with Professor Stephen Specht, Dylan Crawford '16 set out to determine the influence of brain images on people's perception of creativity, even when those images are fabricated.READ MORE