The program in neuroscience and behavior is intended for students with strong, integrative interests in both biological sciences and psychology and in the biological bases of behavior. Please see our helpful diagram for planning your major. All courses are designed to contribute in various ways to the College’s Learning Goals and the Neuroscience Program's Learning Goals. Please see the Neuroscience section of the course catalog and bulletin for more detailed information.
Neuroscience and Behavior Major
Mount Holyoke’s Program in Neuroscience and Behavior offers an interdisciplinary major intended for students with strong, integrative interests in both biological sciences and psychology and in the biological bases of behavior.
Majors take a minimum of 60 credits in biological sciences, psychology, chemistry, and other disciplines.
Students planning postgraduate study in a related discipline or in medicine are urged to participate in independent laboratory study within either or both departments.
For detailed information on requirements for the major, see the Neuroscience and Behavior chapter of the course catalog.
The Teacher Licensure Program enables students to apply for a Massachusetts (and NASDTEC Interstate Contract) “initial” license.
More information about areas of licensure that may be pursued by undergraduate students is listed in in the Psychology and Education section and the Teacher Licensure Programs page within the Psychology and Education section of the Course Bulletin and Catalog.