Department of Psychology Title The Ohio State University

Psychology 5602

Behavioral Genetics

Behavioral genetics is the field of study that examines the role of genetics in animal (including human) behavior. It is highly interdisciplinary, involving contributions from biology, genetics, epigenetics, ethology, psychology, and statistics. The go


Credit Hours: 3


Psych 2220(H), 2300, and 3313(H); or Neuroscience major and 3313(H); or graduate standing.

Meets the following Psychology Major Goals:


Knowledge Base in Psychology

  • Describe key concepts, principles, & overarching themes in psychology
  • Develop working knowledge of psychology's content domains
  • Describe applications of psychology


Scientific Inquiry & Critical Thinking

  • Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena
  • Demonstrate psychology information literacy
  • Engage in innovative & integrative thinking & problem solving
  • Interpret, design, & conduct basic psychological research
  • Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry

Psychology Major:

Sequenced Advanced

Psychology Minors:

General Education:

Syllabus: View Sample Syllabus

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