Jun 25, 2024  
Catalogue 2024-2025 
Catalogue 2024-2025

Neuroscience and Behavior Program

Director: Megan D. Gall;

Steering Committee: Hadley C. Bergstroma (Psychology), J. Mark Cleaveland (Psychology), Joshua de Leeuw (Cognitive Science), Kelli A. Duncan (Biology), Megan D. Gall (Biology), Kevin Hollowayb (Psychology), Lori Newman (Psychology), Kathleen M. Susmanb (Biology), Justin C. Touchon (Biology), Bojana Zupana (Psychology);

On leave 2024/25, first semester

On leave 2024/25, second semester

Neuroscience and Behavior is a multidisciplinary program which applies the perspectives and techniques of both biology and psychology to the study of the brain and behavior. Neuroscientists are interested in how the interactions of brain, body, and environment contribute to animal (including human) behavior. Neuroscientists study the structure and function of the nervous system, the development and evolution of neural and behavioral systems, and interactions among behavior, environment, physiology, and heredity.

This program is ideal for those students with interests in the biological and psychological sciences. A concentration in Neuroscience and Behavior can prepare students for graduate study in biology, psychology, or the neurosciences.

Students interested in declaring a Neuroscience and Behavior major should discuss the declaration process with their premajor adviser, a potential major adviser, or the director of the Neuroscience and Behavior Program.  Any member of the Neuroscience and Behavior Steering Committee is eligible to serve as a major adviser.



Approved Courses


Neuroscience and Behavior