Carnegie Mellon University

B.S. in Biological Sciences and Psychology Course Requirements

This unified major is intended to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of current research in the fields of biology and psychology, as well as the national trend in some professions to seek individuals broadly trained in both the social and natural sciences. Students in the joint SHS program can complete the SHS educational core and choose either departmental order for their diploma.

Biological Sciences

03-121 Modern Biology 9
03-231
or
03-232
Biochemistry


9


03-240 Cell Biology 9
03-330 Genetics 9
03-343 Experimental Genetics and Molecular Biology 12
03-201
and/or
03-202
Colloquium


2


03-411
and
03-412
Topics in Research


2


03-XXX General Biology Elective 9
03-3XX Advanced Biology Elective 9
03-3XX Advanced Biology Elective 9

Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science

21-120 Differential and Integral Calculus 10

21-122
or
21-124

Integration, Differential Equations, and Approximation 10
36-247 Statistics for Lab Sciences 9
36-309 Experimental Design for Behavioral and Social Sciences 9
33-111 Physics for Science Students I 12
33-112 Physics for Science Students II 12

15-110
or
15-112

Introductory/Intermediate Programming 10
99-101
or
99-102
or
99-103
Computer Skills Workshop




3




Chemistry

09-105 Introduction to Modern Chemistry 10
09-106 Modern Chemistry II 10
09-217 Organic Chemistry I 9
09-218 Organic Chemistry II 9
09-221 Laboratory I: Introduction to Chemical Analysis 12
09-222 Laboratory II: Organic Synthesis and Analysis 12

Psychology

85-102 Introductory to Psychology 9
85-219 Biological Foundations of Behavior 9
85-2XX* Survey Psychology Courses 18
85-310
or
85-320
or
85-340
Research Methods in Psychology




9




85-3XX Advanced Psychology Electives 18

Advanced Biological Sciences or Psychology Elective

85-3XX
or
03-3XX
Advanced Psychology Elective
or
Advanced Biology Elective
9

Additional Laboratory or Research Methods

(Choose one of the following courses)
9
03-344 Experimental Biochemistry  
03-345 Experimental cell and Developmental Biology  
85-310 Research Methods in Cognitive Psychology  
85-320 Research Methods in Developmental Psychology  
85-340 Research Methods in Social Psychology  

Total

 297-300

Elective Units**

Free Electives 33-36
H&SS and Fine Arts Electives*** 72

Minimum number of units required for degree:

360

* Excluding 85-261, Abnormal Psychology
** As defined by the Mellon College of Science's general education.
*** The psychology section listed above can count towards these elective unites.