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The biological basis of behavioral development. A survey of the influences of maternal factors, genes, hormones, teratogens, early nutrition, and environmental change upon the maturation of the central nervous system. Basic concepts such as critical periods, the organization of behavioral systems, neural plasticity, and the ontogeny of consciousness. Also offered as BIOL 4325; credit will be granted only once. Students seeking credit toward the science requirement must enroll in BIOL 4325. Prerequisite: PSYC 3310 or PSYC 3322 or BIOL 3322 or BIOL 3346.

Psychology - Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Psychology offers two programs of study leading to the bachelor's degree. It also offers courses of interest to the general public.