Behavioral Neuroscience is the study of behavior by understanding the functioning of the brain. As such, the major is designed for students interested in the physiology, ranging from neurons and neural networks to whole brain systems, mediating cognition and behavior. Building on a foundation in basic psychology, biology, and chemistry, coursework in behavioral neuroscience will provide students in-depth understanding of neurons and the nervous system, and their roles in cognition and behavior.
Courses include hands-on laboratory and directed research experiences for students to gain competency and skills within Behavioral Neuroscience, culminating in a senior capstone course.
The major is suitable for students interested in traditional academic, government and industrial settings or professional applied areas such as health care and its subspecialties, and consultation in industry.