Brain & Cognition

Psychologists study behavior and the mind including conscious and unconscious phenomena, both normal and abnormal functioning and concentrate on behaviors that affect the mental and emotional health of humans. The Brain and Cognition concentration within the Psychology program provides students with training in experimental psychology, including a mentored undergraduate research experience that can lead to presentation and publication of the original research with a faculty member.
OVERVIEW

Program Type: Bachelors Degree
Program Length: 124 Credits
Format: On-Campus
Program Entry: August or January
Entry Deadline for August: July 15
Entry Deadline for January: November 15
COST (per semester)*

Tuition: $14,496
Residence Hall: $2,450
Meal Plan: $1,850
General Fees: $583
Textbooks: $200-$300
* Most students receive scholarships and financial assistance. For more information go to: Finances
To complete a degree at Andrews University, students must complete both the Major Requirements and the Andrews Core Experience Requirements. Some students may elect to apply for the J.N. Andrews Honors Program which replaces the Andrews Core Experience Requirements. For more information see Honors
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

MAJOR: CORE REQUIREMENTS - 19 credits
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC105 Careers & Plans for the Psyc Major
PSYC180 Dealing with Your Mind
PSYC301 Human Development
PSYC405 Midwestern Psychological Association Meeting PSYC432 Research Methods II
PSYC433 Research Methods III
PSYC434 Research Methods IV

MAJOR: CONCENTRATION REQ - 23-24 Credits
BIOL477 Neurobiology
PSYC364 Learning & Behavior
PSYC445 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC460 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
PSYC465 Physiological Psychology
PSYC449 Neuropsychopharmacology
One upper division BIOL, MATH, BCHM, or PSYC

Choose one of the following options
PSYC498 Research Project in Psychology
HONS497H Senior Honors Project
PSYC485 Professional Portfolio & one Upper Div PSYC

COGNATES - 22-25 Credits
BHSC230 Research Methods I
SOCI119 Principles of Sociology
BIOL165 Foundations of Biology
BIOL166 Foundations of Biology
CHEM131 General Chemistry I

Choose one of the following two courses
RELT340 Religion & Ethics in Modern Society
RELT385 Bioethics & Christian Faith

Choose one of the following options
PSYC475 Top: Cultural Psychology
BHSC440 Top: Cultural Psychology
An International Student Missionary Experience
Attending Adventist Colleges Abroad
An AU tour with cultural concepts
ANTH200 Cultural Anthropology
PSYC475 Top: Community Psychology
BHSC225 Global Social Issues

Official requirements can be found here.
ANDREWS CORE EXPERIENCE

RELIGION - 12 Credits
RELT100 God & Human Life (First Year)
3 Religion courses of choice

FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES - 6 Credits
Choose 6 credits from two categories:
Visual Arts: Art History, Photography, Studio Art
Humanities: Literature, Philosophy
Music: Music Theory, Ensemble, Applied Music

SOCIAL SCIENCES - 6 Credits
Choose one foundation & one Interdisciplinary course
Foundation: ANTH200, ECON225, GEOG110, PLSC104, PSYC101, SOCI119
Interdisciplinary: BHSC225, FNCE206, PLSC237, PSYC180, FMST201

LANGUAGE/COMMUNICATION - 13/16 Credits
ENGL115 College Writing I
ENGL215 College Writing II
COMM104 Communication Skills
B.A. Only: Intermediate Foreign Language of Choice

FITNESS EDUCATION - 4 Credits
HLED120 Fit for Life (first year)
3 Fitness Courses of choice

LIFE SCIENCE - 4 Credits
Choose one of the following
BIOL100 Human Biology
BIOL110 Principles of Biology
BIOL208 Environmental Science
FDNT 230 & 240 Nutrition & Lab
HORT150 iGrow

PHYSICAL SCIENCE - 4 Credits
Choose one of the following
CHEM100 Consumer Chemistry
CHEM110 Intro to Inorganic Chemistry
PHYS110 Astronomy
PHYS115 Mythbusting
PHYS225 Sound and Waves

SERVICE - 2 Credits
BHSC100 Philosophy of Service & Civic Engagement

MATHEMATICS - 3-4 Credits
Choose one of the following
MATH145 Math for the (Mis)Information Age
MATH165 College Algebra
MATH168 Precalculus
MATH191 Calculus I

HISTORY - 6 credits
Choose two courses from the following
HIST110 Worldviews, Cultures, & Gods
HIST117 Civilization and Ideas I
HIST118 Civilization and Ideas II
HIST204 American Experience I
HIST205 American Experience II

Official requirements can be found here.
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Phone: 269.471.3152