Behavioral and Biological Sciences

The study of Behavioral and Biological Sciences investigates the intersections between biochemistry, psychology, genetics, neurobiology, behavior, immunology and anthropology.

Students choosing this major will learn the foundations of biological and psychological sciences as they apply to the study of human and animal behavior.  The student experience will include lectures, seminars and hands-on laboratory courses to develop foundational understanding, experimental techniques and critical thinking skills. In addition the importance of ethical considerations and implications of research on behavior and genes will be emphasized. Opportunities to participate in research with faculty, attend seminars and develop communication skills provide an exceptional educational experience at the intersection of this rapidly growing area of cutting edge research and treatment.

For further information about Behavioral and Biological Sciences, contact program director: Dr. Nitya Sethuraman.

Preferred Admission Programs

Making the Most of Your Major

There are opportunities to develop skills and connect with others interested in geological sciences beyond the classroom. Check out the Behavioral and Biological Sciences Major Map to get a more detailed, year-by-year view of how you can learn, engage, network and transform your community and prepare for life after graduation.

Get Involved

Join a professional organization. Present a research poster at Meeting of Minds or the CASL Research & PBL Showcase. Explore UM-Dearborn student organizations on VictorsLink.

Get Real World Experience

Internshipsresearch, and study abroad opportunities are available for students. Talk with your professors to learn more.

Plan for Life After Graduation

BBS students have opportunities to work or to further their education in graduate or professional schools. Career Services offers assistance with job searching, resumes, interviews, or graduate school applications.

Read about the good work being done by our Behavioral & Biological Sciences faculty and students!

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Who are the top students in the Behavioral and Biological Sciences program?

BBS Top Students

Lena Rammouni


"This multidisciplinary major creates a strong link between biology and psychology, allowing students, like me, to study how the brain relates to human behavior. This major, also, is perfect for students who are interested in the physical side of Psychology. By combining the study of biology and psychology, you learn about the relationship between our biological make-up and how we think, feel and act."

- Lena Rammouni, 2018 BBS Honors Scholar

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