Neuropsychology, B.S.

Students conduct research in the psychobiology 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.

Your interests inspire what you study and faculty advisors will work with you to develop a course plan that prepares you for the next step in your academic and/or professional career. Our specialized course sequences will allow you to fulfill pre-med requirements, preparing you for medical school and careers in clinical neuropsychology, mental health counseling, occupational therapy and physician assistant studies.

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.

To get your B.S. in Neuropsychology you’ll complete 128 credits between courses for the UNH Discovery Program and your major. Below is an example of what your four-year course sequence might look like. Courses are subject to change, so visit courses.unh.edu and select "Courses at Manchester" to see the most up-to-date course schedules and descriptions.

  
FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester Spring Semester
BIOL 413 – Principles of Biology I BIOL 414 – Principles of Biology II
ENGL 401 – First-Year Writing PSYC 402 – Statistics in Psychology
PSYC 401 – Introduction to Psychology PSYC 531 – Psychobiology
Discovery Course Discovery Course

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester Spring Semester
CHEM 403 – General Chemistry GEN 604 – Principles of Genetics
PSYC 502 – Research Methods in Psychology PSYC 500-level Course
Discovery Course PSYC 705 – Tests and Measurements
Foreign Language I Foreign Language II

THIRD YEAR

Fall Semester Spring Semester
PSYC or BIOL 600- or 700-level course PSYC or BIOL 600- or 700-level course
Elective Course* Elective Course*
Elective Course* Elective Course*
Elective Course* Elective Course*

FOURTH YEAR

Fall Semester Spring Semester
PSYC or BIOL 600- or 700-level course PSYC or BIOL 600- or 700-level course
Elective Course* PSYC 700-level Senior Capstone
Elective Course* Elective Course*
Elective Course* Elective Course*

* Personalize your electives: We offer specific course sequences for students interested in medical school or a career as a clinical psychologist, clinical neuropsychologist, occupational therapist, physician assistant or mental health counselor.

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 neuropsychology 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.

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island do not offer a bachelor's-level Neuropsychology program in their public universities, so students from these states pay reduced tuition for our program through the New England Regional Student Program (NERSP). Learn more