BS in Behavioral Neuroscience

Behavioral Neuroscience at FIU "NeuroPalm" logo signifying neuroscience in Miami: a coco-palm that is also a neuron. Dendrites are on the palm fronds, cell body is the coconut, myelinated axon is the trunk, axon terminals are shallow roots

Our Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience offers a rigorous undergraduate education with an emphasis in clinical, systems and behavioral neuroscience, development, neuroplasticity, mental health disorders, research methodology, statistics and data analysis, plus foundational STEM courses needed to compete in the fastest-growing medical and scientific careers.

Behavioral neuroscience is a rapidly expanding field. Understanding basic neurobiological principles - how the brain and nervous system govern behavior - can enhance research in several disciplines. There is enormous potential for the application of neuroscience to the clinical, medical, and educational fields. Behavioral neuroscience research is foundational to clinical psychological therapeutics, pharmaceutical development, medical interventions, educational practice, and many other fields.

College to Career

  • Neuroscience
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Neuropsychology
  • Biomedical sciences
  • Brain-machine interface technologies

Artificial image of a human brain (from Pauli et al., 2016). The image highlights the striatum and subregions including posterior caudate, ventral striatum, anterior caudate, anterior putamen and posterior putamen