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The goal of the behavioral neuroscience major at the College of Psychology is to prepare students for successful careers in neuroscience.

This goal is achieved by providing students with interdisciplinary academic and research training from faculty representing many different areas of inquiry. Current coursework and research opportunities are provided by faculty specializing in clinical, cognitive, behavioral, and cell and molecular neuroscience. On behalf of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, I encourage you to learn more about the program through the college's website and by directly contacting the division director and faculty members.

Jaime Tartar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Coordinator of Psychology Research

Why Choose This Major?

Behavioral neuroscience is an interdisciplinary major that brings elements of biology, psychology, chemistry, and mathematics together to explore the role of the nervous system in normal and abnormal behavior, thought, and emotion.

It provides students with specialized coursework critical for success in a range of graduate training programs including programs in medicine, pharmacy, and psychology and also provides an excellent platform for entry-level jobs in careers like laboratory technician, medical assistant, healthcare specialist, or pharmaceutical sales representative.

Click here to learn more about career opportunities for graduates of this program.

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