Study the complex relationship between the nervous system and human behavior and cognition.
Why Neuropsychology at Bay Path University?
Students can choose between earning a BA in Psychology or BS in Neuroscience.
Neuropsychology is a subfield of both Psychology and Neuroscience that is concerned with how the brain and the rest of the nervous system influences a person's cognition and behaviors. More importantly, professionals often focus on how injuries or illnesses of the brain affect cognitive functions and behaviors. Through the required psychology internship, students will have the invaluable opportunity to work with clients who live with mental illness, substance abuse and/or brain injuries.
Students will learn key concepts as they relate to:
- Neural development
- Intracellular signaling
- Nervous system regulation of functions within an organism
Majoring in Neuropsychology will prepare students to join the workforce with careers in mental health, rehabilitation, assisted-living, the pharmaceutical industry, and/or residential facilities. They are also prepared for advanced graduate study and a career in research or clinical work. Neuropsychology is also frequently referred to as “Behavioral Neuroscience.”
Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience Option:
In the Neuropsychology major within the Neuroscience program, students will learn key concepts in neuroscience as they relate to neuroanatomy, neural development, electrophysiology, intracellular signaling, and nervous system regulation of functions within an organism, etc. They will develop familiarity and proficiency in basic laboratory skills in neuroscience and be able to critically evaluate experimental data either via primary literature or through data generated from their own project. They will also develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains and be able to describe applications of psychology.
Students will gain hands-on research experience in at least one summer research program and learn how to communicate using oral or written media. They will be able to demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology. Students in the program will emerge with realistic ideas about how to implement psychological knowledge, skills, and values in an occupational pursuit.
With access to state-of-the-art equipment typically found only in industry and graduate laboratories, our students gain real-life work experience and put theories to practical use. Our instrumentation includes:
Recent graduate school acceptances:
- Neuroscience & Behavior Master's Program at UMASS Amherst
- Basic Biomedical Sciences PhD at University of South Dakota
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Option:
In the Neuropsychology major within the Psychology program, students will learn key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology. They will develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains and be able to describe applications of psychology. Students will also learn key concepts in neuroscience as they relate to neuroanatomy, neural development, electrophysiology, intracellular signaling, nervous system regulation of functions within an organism and develop familiarity and proficiency in basic laboratory skills in neuroscience.
Students will use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena and demonstrate psychology information literacy. They will engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving as well as interpret, design, and conduct basic research and incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry. In the program students will apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice. They will apply psychological content and skills to career goals and exhibit self-efficacy and self-regulation. Students will be able to participate in summer research opportunities, career shadowing, co-ops, and professional conferences.