The behavioral neuroscience major prepares students for graduate studies in healthcare professions, as well as master's and doctoral programs in research fields such as neuroscience, neurobiology, biopsychology or biology. Eventual careers in nonprofits, social policy, science writing, big data or artificial intelligence are all possible.
Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience
The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Science in behavioral neuroscience. To see the description of a particular course, click on its title. For one possible breakdown of the mathematics major by semester, see the Plan of Study below.
* Students working towards a major in behavioral neuroscience are strongly encouraged to take at least one semester of general chemistry with laboratory (CHEM 101 & CHML 101 and/or CHEM 102 & CHML 102).
** With the approval of the director of the Behavioral Neuroscience program, students may fulfill one elective in the major with a mentored research project for which they receive PSYC 48x or BIO 318/319/418/419 credit totaling at least three credit hours. The focus of this research project must be relevant to the field of behavioral neuroscience.
Plan of Study for a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience
This is a suggested four-year plan of study for a bahavioral neuroscience major. Changes in sequencing may be desirable. All modifications should be made in consultation with the student's academic adviser.
To see the title of a course in the plan of study below, simply pass the cursor over the course's number. To see the description for a course, click on its number.
* The School of Arts and Sciences requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.