The concentration in Psychology offers students three tracks to choose from:
- The General Track affords the greatest flexibility. About 70% of concentrators select this track.
- The Cognitive Neuroscience and Evolutionary Psychology (CNEP) Track is a track within the Life Sciences Cluster of concentrations. It combines coursework from both Psychology and from several fields within the Life Sciences. About 25% of concentrators select this track.
- The Cognitive Science (MBB) Track is a track within the Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative. It includes coursework from other MBB fields (Linguistics, Philosophy, Human Evolutionary Biology, History and Science, Neuroscience, and Computer Science) in addition to Psychology coursework that informs an understanding of the mind. This track requires writing a thesis. About 5% of concentrators select this track.
As of the Class of 2010 and later, Psychology is no longer accepting applications for joint concentrations. Students with an interest in more than one field should consider pursuing a concentration in one area and a secondary field in another.
Our faculty are happy to consult on theses for students in other concentrations, allowing students to complete a theses on an interdisciplinary topic in one concentration, and use coursework and mentors from the secondary field to inform their thesis research.
Psychology also offers a secondary field.