The study of Behavioral and Biological Sciences investigates the intersections between biochemistry, psychology, genetics, neurobiology, behavior, immunology and anthropology. Student choosing this major will learn the foundations of both biological and psychological sciences as they apply to the study of human and animal behavior, as well as ethical considerations and implications of research. The student experience will include a selection of lectures and laboratory courses to develop foundational understanding, hands-on experimental understanding and critical thinking skills.
Students trained in behavioral biology will enter professional schools or pursue positions in business and research, and will contribute in the following areas:
- Health and wellness, making a direct and significant impact in areas in which citizens have received “poor marks.”
- Health and the environment, indirectly, by working in research and within industry to change manufacturing processes and improve products.
- Leadership in business, industry and politics.
- K-12 education through service learning and outreach.