Western Washington University · Bellingham, Washington
Behavioral Neuroscience, BA
What is the study of Behavioral Neuroscience?
Behavioral neuroscience explores the role of the nervous system in normal and abnormal behavior, thought and emotion. For example, Behavioral Neuroscientists study the biological basis of normal learning and memory as well as psychiatric illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia and drug abuse.
Why Should I Consider this Major?
This interdisciplinary program provides students with the specialized preparation and technological sophistication critical for success in a variety of graduate-training programs, including neuroscience, psychology, pharmacology, mental health, and neurobiology; and in health care, including medicine and dentistry. For those students who do not anticipate pursuing post-graduate education, the degree program provides an excellent platform for entry-level positions in such areas as biomedical research and the pharmaceutical industry.
- Biomedical Researcher
- Medical Doctor
- Physician Assistant
- Pharmaceutical Sales