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UNF Behavioral Neuroscience

Behavioral Neuroscience

UNF offers a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience for students interested in studying the biological basis of human behavior. The interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on the brain circuitry and other biological factors underlying normal and abnormal human development, cognition, perception, social interaction, mental health, and drug use.  


Students will gain a broad understanding of biological and psychological principles and techniques, and will acquire laboratory, research, technological and other practical skills required for further study and career opportunities in related fields. Specifically, students will be trained in a variety of behavioral, cellular and molecular, neuroanatomical, and neurobiological techniques necessary to approach questions of interest using animal and human model systems.  


A Behavioral Neuroscience degree will prepare students for a variety of careers and areas of continued education. Students will be prepared for doctoral program in fields such as neuroscience, biochemistry, molecular biology, neuropsychology, cognitive science, and medicine. Depending on their specific course of study, students also may be prepared to pursue career opportunities in such fields as healthcare, pharmacology, physical therapy, bioengineering, artificial intelligence, and research and development.

Students interested in the Behavioral Neuroscience degree should contact the Psychology Department advisors.

Students may also be interested in joining the UNF Neuroscience Club.