Neuropsychology, B.S.

Students conduct research in the neuropsychology lab

Explore the human brain to fuel research, innovation and discovery

Channel your curiosity about the human brain and behavior in our innovative Neuropsychology program. Fusing core components of biology and psychology, this program prepares students for an impactful career in the growing field of neuroscience.

You’ll explore the concepts behind normal human behavior, from learning and memory to sensation and perception. You’ll also examine complex neurological conditions like dementia, addiction and mood and movement disorders.

Guided by faculty experts in our cutting-edge labs, you’ll gain the research, analytic and communication skills that will make you stand out in your career — or in your application to graduate or medical school.

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We've created specialized course sequences with recommended electives that allow you to fulfill pre-med requirements for medical school, or the following careers:

  • Clinical Psychology / Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physician Assistant

Your academic advisor will work with you to develop a course plan that prepares you for the next step in your academic and/or professional career.

The Neuropsychology program utilizes lab spaces in both biology and psychology to meet your unique research needs.

Neuropsychology Lab

Explore the brain and its relation to the emotional, physical, cognitive and social behaviors in people. You’ll examine the long-term effects of brain injuries and neurological diseases, perform brain dissections to study the physiology of pathological states and use clinical neuropsychology tools to evaluate IQ, learning and memory.

BIOLOGY LABS

Because of the popularity of our biology-based programs, we’ve more than doubled our laboratory space. State-of-the-art labs in biology, microbiology and chemistry are stocked with the latest equipment and are taught by specialists in the discipline.

Sensation and Perception Lab

Get hands-on experience in visual perception in this multi-purpose, two-room laboratory. Conducting research individually, in teams and with faculty, you'll use industry tools like a Wheatstone stereoscope to project 3D images, a pump-based chair for subject positioning and computer-controlled LED-based colorimeter for experiments in color-naming and color-matching.

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Our Neuropsychology program focuses on healthy brain function as well as the biological changes caused by neurological diseases, mental illnesses and drug use. Through hands-on experience in labs and in the field, you’ll have the flexibility to customize your research to the future you want.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects rapid growth in neuroscience-related careers, from healthcare to social assistance to therapy. Our program is designed to help you meet that demand, preparing you for success in your career, or in graduate or medical school.

Job Title Job Growth Average Salary
Biological Technician 5% $41,650
Clinical, Counseling or School Psychologist 19% $72,580
Medical or Clinical Laboratory Technician 16% $50,550
Medical Scientist 8% $82,240
Occupational Therapist 27% $80,150
Physician Assistant 30% $98,180
Physician or Surgeon 14% $187,200
Substance Abuse or Behavioral Disorder Counselor 22% $39,980

Internships

Our campus is in the heart of the region’s cultural, economic, entertainment and government activity — putting unlimited internship opportunities at your doorstep. We’ve partnered with local businesses to give you the real-world experience that sets you apart. Our psychology and biology students have interned at many high-profile organizations in the area, including:

  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire
  • Easter Seals
  • Elliot Hospital
  • The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester
  • Sununu Youth Services Center
  • The Webster House
Senior Capstone

The Senior Capstone puts your classroom learning into action through an internship or hands-on research project.

  • The internship course is designed to give you real-world experience in one of several cooperating New Hampshire mental health/rehabilitation facilities.
  • The research option allows you to work with faculty to explore a topic within physiological psychology, perception and cognition.

If you live in New England and your state does not offer a bachelor's-level Neuropsychology program at a public college or university, the New England Regional Student Program allows you to enroll in our program at a reduced tuition rate.

Course Sequence

Interested in a sample course sequence for this program?

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Course Schedule

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