BCD Graduate Curriculum

BCD Core Courses (Year 1 and 2)

  • PSY 574 | Advanced Cognitive Processes
  • PSY 533 | Advanced Developmental
  • PSY 551 | Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSY 556 | Advanced Biological Bases of Behavior

Statistics and Research Design (Year 1)

  • PSY 601 | Statistics and Methods I
  • PSY 602 | Statistics and Methods II

Proseminar (Year 1)

  • PSY 603 | Proseminar
  • PSY 604 | Proseminar

BCD Advanced Seminars (Year 2 and 3)

Two cross-cutting 620 seminars offered once each year

PSY 780 | Research Topics in Brain, Cognitive, and Developmental Psychology

Students participate in the BCD Research Topics course (“Brownbag”) every semester until completion of the comprehensive exams. The course focuses on issues of professional development and presentation of original research by students and faculty. The course encourages close interaction between BCD faculty and students.

Additional Required Courses

  • PSY 685 | Teaching Practicum
  • Advanced Stats course
  • Out of Area PSY course (Clinical or Social)

Research Hours (every Fall, Spring, and Summer)

Students are encouraged to take additional relevant coursework where appropriate after their second year (e.g., Advanced Seminars in their field, Teaching Certificate courses, etc.).