Behavioral Neuroscience Minor


Behavioral neuroscience is an emerging field that combines biology, chemistry, computer science, philosophy and psychology to understand the interaction of brain processes and complex behaviors, both human and animal.  The behavioral neuroscience minor is a first step for undergraduate students contemplating professional, academic and/or research careers in neuroscience, medicine, neuropsychology, pharmaceuticals, veterinary medicine, and/or animal science.

Coursework will advance students’ understanding of nervous systems and their impact on behavior through the presentation of theories, concepts and research within the field. Three core courses and three elective courses allow students to customize the minor. At the very foundation of the minor is a focus on the values and ethical standards critical to this important field. Students will emerge with a multidisciplinary understanding of this broad field and the training and background they’ll need to pursue advanced study of behavioral neuroscience.