Behavioral Neuroscience

Program Introduction

Behavioral Neuroscience (BNS) is the study of how nervous system structure and function produces normal and abnormal behavior.

This interdisciplinary program combines courses offered through the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology.

The BNS curriculum, combined with an emphasis on undergraduate involvement in research, provides students with the specialized preparation and technical sophistication critical for success in post-graduate training programs and entry-level biomedical research positions.

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WWU's Behavioral Neuroscience Program passed a milestone on December 13th when we graduated our 100th student! Below is part of the Fall 2014 graduating class attempting to spell out BNS with their bodies!

News and Events

"Neuroscience: Emotions, Memories and Pixar,” a Spark Science interview with Jackie Rose, can be listened to at

Jeff Grimm's students have research published

Jeff Grimm was awarded $403,722 from NIH to support his research on the molecular neurobiology of craving

Western Window episode features the BNS program and the NeRDS Club

Check out this video that the NeRDS Club put together!!!

Jeff Carroll was awarded $577,120 from the CHDI Foundation to support his research on the peripheral mechanism of mutant huntingtin function

Jackie Rose's students have research published

Jeff Grimm's students have research published

Kelly Jantzen was awarded $197,530 from NSF to acquire a transcranial magnetic stimulator

NeRDS club

Page Updated 11.22.2017