Behavioral neuroscience (BNS) is a multidisciplinary science that encompasses a wide variety of scientific pursuits. The field is unified around the common goal of investigating and understanding the biological basis of behavior and cognition.
This multidisciplinary approach provides students with a broad foundation for understanding how behavior and thought processes are governed by neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and psychopharmacology. Students interested in the cellular mechanisms of behavior are encouraged to take courses in biochemistry & molecular biology (BMB) to complement their major requirements.
Your Major Took You Where?
Behavioral Neuroscience majors have gone on to a variety of graduate programs and careers.
- Baptist Health Physical Therapy
- Institute of Cellular Therapeutics
- Heart and Stroke Foundation
- Clinical Behavior Analysis
- Children’s Therapeutics of Austin
- Ohio State University (Ph.D.)
- Xavier University (M.H.S.A.)
- National University of Health Sciences
- University of Tennessee Health Science Center
- Creighton University (O.T.D.)
Centre’s behavioral neuroscience (BNS) curriculum includes a strong emphasis in psychology and biology with additional courses in chemistry and mathematics. The course work and research experiences behavioral neuroscience majors undertake include, but are not limited to, the following topics; human and animal behavior, brain-behavior interactions, nerve cell structure and function, chemical neurotransmission, the mechanisms of sensation and perception, and the neurological and behavioral effects of both therapeutic and recreational drugs. Overall students learn how fundamental concepts and principles in these areas are related to both normal and abnormal behavior.