Combined major offered by the Department of Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Biology, College of Science and Engineering.
Behavioral neuroscience explores the role of the nervous system in normal and abnormal behavior, thought and emotion. For example, Behavioral Neuroscientists study the biological basis of normal learning and memory as well as psychiatric illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia and drug abuse.
Why Consider a Behavioral Neuroscience Major?
This interdisciplinary program provides students with the specialized preparation and technological sophistication critical for success in a variety of graduate-training programs, including neuroscience, psychology, pharmacology, mental health, and neurobiology; and in health care, including medicine and dentistry. For those students who do not anticipate pursuing post-graduate education, the degree program provides an excellent platform for entry-level positions in such areas as biomedical research and the pharmaceutical industry.
Academic Instructional Center 572
Behavioral Neuroscience Program Coordinator
Academic Instructional Center 599
Biology Program Coordinators for Advising
Maren Brinson and
Biology: Roger Anderson. Psychology: Janet Finlay, Jeff Carroll, Jeffrey Grimm, Kelly Jantzen, McNeel Jantzen, Mike Mana, Jacqueline Rose.
Neuroscientist | Biomedical Researcher | Psychiatrist | Medical Doctor | Dentist | Pharmacist | Veterinarian | Physician Assistant | Pharmaceutical Sales
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major courses.