Behavioral neuroscience is an interdisciplinary area of study where the area of interest is the relationship between physiological and psychological systems. This major is administered by the department of psychology and offers students who are interested in issues in the emerging field of neuroscience and behavior. Study focuses on the neural mechanisms of behavior and cognition, evolutionary development of the nervous system, and mechanisms of nervous system and their application to the treatment of disorders.
The behavioral neuroscience major prepares students for graduate study in neuroscience, neuropsychology, or related fields, and for careers requiring a solid foundation in science. Many students with a behavioral neuroscience degree may also pursue professional degrees in health-related fields such as clinical psychology.
**Students wishing to pursue graduate or professional studies are strongly advised to speak with their major advisor regarding additional courses in which to enroll.
**Premed students are also strongly advised to speak with their major advisor regarding additional courses in which to enroll.
Requirements for a Major in Behavioral Neuroscience
Students majoring in behavioral neuroscience are required to take 50 to 57 credit hours.