Jul 23, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Behavioral Neuroscience, B.S.

Location(s): West Palm Beach Campus (Day)

120 Credit Hours

Program Learning Outcomes

“Expected student learning outcomes specify the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes students are expected to attain in courses or in a program.” Page 69. Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 2018.

1. Demonstrate understanding and applications of basic research methodology in the (bio)behavioral sciences, including research design, the analysis of data, and appropriate interpretation of results. 

2. Using contemporary statistical software, appropriately evaluate the quality of data, determine the best analytic approach, and provide an effective interpretation of the results, including effective use of hypothesis tests. 

3. Develop an appreciation for and an understanding of the regulatory mechanisms designed to assure the ethical conduct of research.

Graduation Requirements

Conferral of a Baccalaureate degree in this program of study is determined by successful completion of the Baccalaureate Graduation Requirements outlined here .

NOTE: Students must earn 42 upper level (3000-4000) credit hours in order to graduate. A total of at least 21 of these upper level credit hours must be completed in the selected major.

Visit this program’s information page  for additional program-specific requirements.

Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) - 43 Credit Hours

Behavioral Neuroscience majors must complete the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements as set out in the Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Program. The Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Mathematics, Science, and Social Science requirements are fulfilled through other courses in this major. Only 34 of the 43 credit hours of Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) will still be required for the completion of this program.

Behavioral Neuroscience, B.S. Program - 78 Credit Hours

Biology Courses - 20 Credit Hours

Mathematics Courses – 3 Credit Hours

Additional Required Credit Hours - 8 Credit Hours

These additional hours may be fulfilled by a minor, second major, general electives taken concurrently, previous coursework taken at PBA or through transfer credits.