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Biopsychology Major

Biopsychology Major

Biopsychology at Messiah College 

The study of psychology and biology opens doors to a variety of careers, including medicine, psychiatry, neuroscience and more.

If you are interested in the biological basis of human and animal behavior, and underlying psychological processes, such as learning, memory, perception, attention, motivation, emotion, and cognition, then you are well suited for the versatility of a degree in biopsychology at Messiah- one of only two such programs within the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. 

This hybrid major bridges the gap between the departments of Biological Sciences and Psychology and offers a biopsychology degree with two science tracks: one with majors-level biology courses for those who plan to attend medical or graduate school, and the other for allied health professions. 

As a student at Messiah College, you’ll be afforded comprehensive research opportunities using state-of-the-art equipment and learning techniques including a cadaver lab, a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine, environmental growth chambers, tissue culture hoods and incubators, phase contrast and fluorescence microscopes and a scanning electron microscope.

Biopsychology major distinctives
Career options for biopsychology majors
Internship and research opportunities for biopsychology majors
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Students in the Biopsychology program take a selection of courses that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.
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