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Undergraduate

The Department of Psychology offers an array of degree programs, with interdisciplinary opportunities, giving you the chance to get the most out of your career here as possible.

BS in Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is a multidisciplinary study of the mind, brain and behavior.

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BS and Minor in Behavioral Neuroscience

The field of Behavioral Neuroscience focuses on brain mechanisms and how they give rise to behavioral functions in humans and animals.

Minor in Psychology

The Department of Psychology offers a minor in psychology that focuses on the multidisciplinary study of mind, brain and behavior.

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Combined Majors

The Department of Psychology offers many combined majors within and outside of the College of Science.

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Applied Behavior Analysis

ABA students study the interpersonal and environmental influences on behavior to profile techniques for constructive changes and improvements.

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Early Intervention Program

This interdisciplinary program leads to certification as an EI specialist, working with young children with disabilities or developmental delays.

Psychology (BS) and Education (MAT)

This program is for students interested in becoming elementary school teachers while gaining foundation in the science of psychology.

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A child illuminates hundreds of shoes at a memorial for those killed by Hurricane Maria, in front of the Puerto Rico Capitol, in San Juan, Friday, June 1, 2018. Puerto Rico's Institute of Statistics announced that it has sued the U.S. territory's health department and demographic registry seeking to obtain data on the number of deaths following Hurricane Maria as a growing number of critics accuse the government of lacking transparency. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Here’s the Secret to Unlocking Our Compassion in the Face of Mass Suffering

David DeSteno and Daniel Lim found that people are more likely to feel compassion in the face of mass suffering if they believe they can make a difference. Compassion, it…
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08/06/19 - BOSTON, MA. - Student Kieran McVeigh demonstrates how headphones are used for Psyche Loui and Ajay Satpute’s research on the relationship between musical anhedonia and autism spectrum disorders in the Biomedical Imaging Center in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex on August 06, 2019. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

What People Who Don’t like Music Might Tell Us about Social Interaction

Northeastern professors Ajay Satpute and Psyche Loui are studying the link between music and social interaction. They're asking whether the brain phenomenon that makes music undesirable to five percent of…
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7/18/19 - BOSTON, MA. - Rebecca Shansky, assistant professor of psychology, conducts research in Nightingale Hall on July 18, 2019. Shansky is studying how fluctuating ovarian hormones affect learning and memory in rats, which could help identify new ways to help women with PTSD. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Do Hormones Affect a Woman’s Ability to Recover from PTSD?

Rebecca Shansky is studying how levels of estriadol, an estrogen hormone, affect the treatment of women with PTSD.
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