With a BS in psychology, you'll develop research skills and gain experience that builds on your studies in biology or another natural science. Students in our BS program study cognitive neuroscience, developmental and social psychology, as well as clinical psychology. We offer hands-on experience in a variety of laboratories including those that use biological methods to asses emotional and cognitive functioning in the human brain and body. Our optional concentration in cognitive neuroscience offers an in-depth understanding of the relationship between the mind and brain.

You'll understand the scientific method as it applies to psychological science in order to prepare you for further study in medical school or neuroscience programs. Graduates from this program pursue careers as researchers, practitioners in a variety of health-related professions, and counselors and therapists.


Concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience

The cognitive neuroscience concentration program is a joint effort between the departments of Biological Sciences and Psychology. It aims to allow students to develop a strong understanding of the relationship between mind and brain.

To earn the concentration, you must major in either psychology or biology, and have an additional major or a minor in the other department. Learn more.

What Sets Us Apart

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    Award-winning faculty who are prestigious researchers and dedicated teachers 

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    State-of-the-art laboratories and research equipment

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    Multiple opportunities beyond the classroom, including participation in student organizations such as Psychology Club or Psi Chi Honors Society

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    Real-world, contemporary conversations in psychology from a range of experts in the Frontiers in Psychological Science Colloquium Series

Degree Requirements

  • To major in Psychology, you will need to complete 45 credits of psychology, with 25 credits at the 2000 or 3000 level. Students will also need to earn two minors or a second major and a minor. 
  • For the minor in Psychology you will need to complete 20 credit hours.
  • For distinction in the major, students will need to take Junior and Senior Honors Research Seminars and complete a research project. 

See the DU Undergraduate Bulletin for full course requirements.


Combine critical inquiry with hands-on experience in the field of psychology.

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