Understanding humans is at the core of psychological science, which provides skills that can be applied to many fields, including (but not limited to) economics, linguistics, computer science, and medicine. One of our primary educational principles is to allow students to customize their education to best fit their goals, allowing them to prepare for life after Carnegie Mellon University. To achieve this end, most of our majors feature Concentrations, which provide students with the flexibility to design a portion of their major to fit their specific goals.
Psychology Bachelor of Arts & Science
Concentrations for the B.A. and B.S. degrees take the form of a set of suggested course options that tailor the degree to one of the department’s areas of expertise, including learning and developmental psychology, cognitive, quantitative, social/health, social/personality, cognitive neuroscience, and clinical psychology.
Note that concentrations are optional, and are not required to complete the degree.
In the Cognitive Science major,
To complete the Neuroscience major, all students are required to complete one of three possible concentrations: Neurobiology, Cognitive Neuroscience, or Computational Neuroscience. Learn more about the degree requirements for the major in neuroscience.