NEW! Biopsychology is the scientific study of the brain and nervous system and how they influence behaviour.
Faculty: Faculty of Science
- Bachelor of Science, honours or major (pending MPHEC approval)
- Undergraduate certificate
Biopsychology at Mount Allison provides you with the foundational skills in the fields of both biology and psychology.
A truly interdisciplinary program, Biopsychology allows students to study the strong links between human biology and neuropsychology, with a focus on how physiology affects behaviour and, in turn, how behaviour influences physiology.
Students investigate the interconnections between psychology and biology by exploring the biological basis of behavior from a physiological, genetic, ecological, and evolutionary standpoint.
Students also use these perspectives to study the development, structure, and function of the nervous system, from the molecular level to the nervous system in its entirety.
In upper years, students have the opportunity to delve into a variety of advanced topics relevant to biopsychology including the psychology of health, psychopathology, and various areas of neurophysiology.
Throughout the program, students integrate their learning through hands-on laboratory work, research projects, and classroom discussion and collaboration.
Course options in this program may include:
- genetics and evolution
- human physiology
- animal behaviour
- sensation and perception
- behavioural neuroscience
Popular career paths in biopsychology include:
- mental health counsellor
- medical health professional
Dr. Jennifer Tomes
Associate professor, psychology
Specializes in cognitive psychology with a special focus on human memory, recipient of the Herbert and Leota Tucker Teaching Award