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B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience

The behavioral neuroscience major at the College of Psychology focuses on the biological basis of behavior by exploring the role of the nervous system in normal and abnormal behavior, thought, and emotion. It uses a multidisciplinary approach to study the organization and function of the nervous system, from the molecular to the behavioral level, in such areas as development, sensation and perception, cognition, learning and memory, movement, sleep, stress, aging, and neurological and psychological disorders. The major provides students with a program of study that prepares them to pursue entry-level positions in such areas as biomedical research and the pharmaceutical industry or graduate education in such disciplines as neuroscience, psychology, pharmacology, medicine, and neurobiology.

This program is offered during the day on NSU's main campus.

The behavioral neuroscience minor is intended to offer students in-depth training in brain-behavior relations and biological aspects of psychology. Behavioral neuroscience explores new discoveries and insights in dynamic areas such as the neurological origins of consciousness, emotion, and psychopathology. This minor is especially helpful for psychology students preparing for graduate school and for students planning to enter the medical fields who have an interest in brain-behavior relationships. This minor can be combined with any major and minor except the behavioral neuroscience major. A minimum of 9 credits must be exclusive to the minor and cannot be counted toward any other majors/minors/certificate programs.

Behavioral Neuroscience Minor Requirements (17 credits)

NEUR 2500 Introduction to Neuroscience (4 credits)
NEUR 2600 Introduction to Neuroanatomy (3 credits)
NEUR 2700 Research Methods and Data Analysis in Behavioral Neuroscience (4 credits)
NEUR 3000 Behavioral Genetics (3 credits)

Select 3 credits from the following courses:
PSYC 3900 Neuropsychology (3 credits)
PSYC 3920 Sensation and Perception (3 credits)
PSYC 4300 Psychophysiology (3 credits)
PSYC 4400 Hormones and Behavior (3 credits)

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the 2014-2015 edition of the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.

Are you planning to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in a related field of study? Consider NSU's Dual Admission Program, which enables qualified undergraduates at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences to secure early acceptance into one of the university's competitive graduate and professional degree programs.