Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Biopsychology Program

A unique balance of psychology and science will give you a distinctive edge and prepare you for a wide variety of graduate school programs. 

In this program, you will study psychology alongside biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, making this an ideal first step into further studies in a variety of experimental psychology settings, neuroscience, health fields, and scientific research.

You will work closely with faculty to develop an avenue of career possibilities. First, you select a concentration option – pre-medical, animal behavior, or graduate school – allowing you to adapt your curriculum to your career goals and interests. 

You will also learn to conduct professional-level research, completing an independent research project your senior year. During your time in the program, you can further enrich your education with internships in research, legal and educational settings; or study abroad anywhere in the world.


  • Extensive exposure to  science and psychology
  • Close faculty guidance and mentorship
  • Three concentration options
  • Professional research training
  • Affiliations with Jefferson and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Real-world internship experiences
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Top graduate school placement in variety of medical fields, sciences, or psychology.

Students Study Health Benefits Of Medicinal Plants

Have you ever tried a slippery elm bark smoothie to relieve an upset stomach?
Or flaxseed oil to lower your cholesterol? Most people are accustomed to reaching for a prescription or over-the-counter drug to treat these and other ailments

Degrees & Programs

The study of the biological bases of behavior is the crux of the BS of Biopsychology curriculum. Students take classes in psychology, biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology. Biopsychology majors work with faculty mentors to tailor their course of study to their professional goals.



Students can utilize the resources offered by the program to advance their education and future career.

  • Jefferson Psychology Society
  • Psi Chi (National Honors Society for Psychology)
  • Study Abroad Opportunities
  • Internships


Contact Us


John Pierce Jr, PhD
Director and Professor,
Biopsychology and Psychology Programs



Office of Admissions
East Falls Campus

4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Phone: 215-951-2700
Fax: 215-951-2907