Undergraduate Studies

The Trinity College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate major/ minor in Psychology and an undergraduate major/minor in Neuroscience. 

In this page you can find details about the undergraduate major/minor in psychology, and a brief description of the neuroscience program. For detailed information about the undergraduate major/minor in neuroscience,please refer to the Undergraduate Neuroscience Page at  http://www.dibs.duke.edu/education/undergraduate-neuroscience.

Undergraduate Major/Minor in Psychology

The undergraduate psychology program offers two majors (A.B. and B.S.) and a minor in Psychology. At Duke, the psychology program focuses on five areas: Abnormal/Health, Biological, Cognitive, Developmental, and Social. A degree in psychology prepares students to become well rounded, liberally educated citizens, and is excellent preparation for nearly any career in which an understanding of human behavior is important. 

For information about the Psychology Major/Minor program, contact Natalia Silva Harwood in the Office of Undergraduate Studies, (919) 660-5719, Soc Psy Building, Room 242, ns134@duke.edu

Undergraduate Major/Minor in Neuroscience

The interdisciplinary undergraduate program in neuroscience draws faculty and courses from many individual departments, chiefly the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and the Department of Biology, both of which are in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences. There are also important contributions from the Department of Neurobiology in the Duke University School of Medicine and the Biomedical Engineering Department in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. Administrative support for this curriculum is provided by Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences.

The undergraduate neuroscience program offers two majors (B.S. and A.B.) and a minor in neuroscience.

For information about the Neuroscience major/minor program, contact the Office for Undergraduate Studies in Neuroscience, (919) 613-5025, LSRC B123

Undergraduate Jobs/Research Opportunities

See recent newsletters for more Opportunities.

    • Fri Apr 18
    • Campaigns on Environmental and Social Justice Issues - Summer Jobs
    •  Impact issues that matter this summer with the Fund! 

      The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. We run campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America. This summer we will be in over 50 cities, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns.  Last summer our staff helped stop toxic gas drilling, worked to end subsidies

    • Fri Apr 18
    • Research Assistant/Lab Manager at UC Davis
    • The Cognitive Analysis and Brain Imaging Laboratory (CABIL) at the UC Davis MIND Institute is directed by Dr. Tony J. Simon and funded by the National Institutes of Health. CABIL’s mission is to investigate, explain, and eventually treat the cognitive impairments and psychiatric disorders experienced by children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Currently CABIL research focuses on children with chromosome 22q11.2 deletion (also known as Velocardiofacial or DiGeorge) syndrome in children and adults.

       CABIL is looking for a

    • Thu Apr 17
    • Full-time Research Assistant Position at innovation Research & Training (iRT), a behavioral sciences research company, in Durham, NC
    • iRT specializes in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based prevention and intervention programs for children and adolescents.


      Job Description:  Contribute to projects designed to develop, evaluate, and disseminate prevention programs for children and adolescents.  Participate on a team of psychologists, educators, and practitioners with responsibilities including: literature reviews; maintaining meeting minutes; contributing to program development; participating in data collection, coding, and entry; assisting with presentations, manuscript preparation, and grant writing; and providing assistance in

    • Thu Apr 3
    • Research Assistant (RA) in the Field of Women's Health
    • We are looking for a motivated undergraduate or graduate research assistant (RA) in the field of women's health for Summer 2014 (approximately June – August, dates flexible). This unpaid position requires a good attitude and proficiency in Excel. Help needed with database building, data entry, and other miscellaneous research for ~5 hours a week. The RA would also have opportunities to shadow the clinical psychologist in the Duke Fertility Center and health care providers in clinic and hospital settings for

    • Thu Apr 3
    • Research Assistant at the University of Maryland
    •  Dr. Tracy Riggins and Dr. Elizabeth Redcay in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland College Park are seeking a full-time Research Assistant beginning June 2014.  Research in our labs investigates the development of higher order cognitive abilities (such as memory, social cognition, and executive function) with a particular emphasis on memory using functional magnetic resonance imaging. See www.ncdl.umd.edu and  www.dscn.umd.edu for more details.

      Responsibilities will include: (1) conducting experiments with young children and adults (including: recruiting,

    • Thu Apr 3
    • Clinical Trials Assistant Position At Duke University Medical Center
    • The primary role of the person to fill this position is to coordinate ongoing research projects and participate in a variety of duties involved in the collection, interpretation, and documentation of data in support of research activities involving psychiatric research participants. 

      Work performed includes:

      •Coordinate and participate in various research duties involved in recruiting, collecting, interpreting, documenting and summarizing descriptive, analytical and evaluative data.

      •Coordinate the coding of data in preparation for computer processing; ensure data

    • Thu Apr 3
    • Research Assistant Position in the Blumenthal Lab within the Duke Medical Center
    • The Behavioral Medicine Program at Duke University Medical Center is seeking a full-time position for research assistants beginning on or around June 1, 2014 for the ENLIGHTEN study (clinicaltrials.gov NCT1573546), an NIH-funded research study investigating the effects of diet and exercise on heart and brain health in older adults. Responsibilities include patient recruitment, performing neurocognitive testing, data entry, and general administrative support.  Applicants must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.  He/she will

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