Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

All students wishing to study this major should apply to Neuroscience.

Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience focuses on thought processes in humans. Students majoring in Cognitive Neuroscience will explore a wide array of topics including sensory and motor systems, learning, memory, decision-making, language, sleep, mood, awareness and attention, and others. Courses will introduce students to biological substrates underlying cognition ranging from genes to complex circuits. Additional courses illuminate the role of Neuroscience in social interactions and Society. This major prepares students for graduate studies in Cognitive Neuroscience or Psychology as well as many professional careers. Each student will complete a discussion based senior seminar class.

Career Options

  • Clinical Psychologist*
  • Law School*
  • Business and Finance
  • Public Health
  • Genetic Counseling*

*an advanced degree beyond a bachelor’s is likely required