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Majors & Minors

​The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences offers three majors, one major as a part of the Social Studies Education Program, and two minors. See below for a full list and click on each title for more information.


Majors

The B.A. in Psychology is the most common major, providing a liberal arts education. In addition to the University and College requirements, the B.A. in Psychology requires only 10 psychology courses. If you are considering double majoring or multiple minors, this may be a good option.

Compared to the B.A., the B.S. in Psychology requires more courses in biology, chemistry, math, and computer science, and requires substantial research experience leading up to a senior thesis. Students following the B.S. also take fewer College breadth requirements. We recommend this major for students who love research and are considering pursuing Ph.D. level work in Psychology. (However, a B.A. degree can also prepare you for graduate work.)

The B.S. in Neuroscience requires more courses in biology, chemistry, math, and physics – this is an interdisciplinary major. Students following the B.S. take fewer College breadth requirements. We recommend this major for students who love the intersection between biology, chemistry, the brain, and human behavior. The brain is studied at many different levels of analysis from the molecular and cellular to the behavioral.

The Psychology Education Major is a part of the Social Studies Education Program. Students complete the requirements of a B.A. in Psychology major, plus additional courses in social sciences, history, and education. It includes a student teaching semester. Upon completion, you are eligible for teaching history and social studies at secondary schools in Delaware.


Interested in an Honors Degree? Click here for more information about the Honors Program.


Minors

The Psychology minor allows students to supplement their current major with a breadth of psychology courses focusing on different levels of human functioning: biological, cognitive, developmental, social, and many more.

The Neuroscience minor allows students to supplement their current major with courses on neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology, and many more.


Want to Change Your Major or Minor?

Apply anytime during the year using the Change of Major/Minor Webform.

Requirement:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.0

If Freshmen wish to change their major, they may do so after Fall semester grades have been posted. Transfer students who are at least sophomore status or higher may change their major without a GPA during the Fall semester.

Need more information about the change of major process?  See the Registar's Office FAQ page.

If you declare one of our majors during or after your Freshman year, you will receive an email that indicates your assigned faculty advisor and you must visit the Advising Office in Wolf 202 for an in-person orientation meeting.

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