Biological Sciences (Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior) (BS)
Accelerated Program

The neurobiology, physiology and behavior concentration serves students in the biological sciences BS degree program with a broad yet rigorous education.

While it might seem that neurobiology, physiology and behavior are quite separate fields, the three interact extensively in living organisms to achieve common goals. By studying neurobiology, behavior and physiology from the perspectives of molecular and cellular biology, evolution, organ systems (neural, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, etc.) and the environment, students gain insight into how these aspects work together in a variety of ways. Students in this concentration also learn to apply principles from mathematics, chemistry and physics. Discoveries are made at the laboratory bench and in the field, and students in the concentration are encouraged to participate in research projects in the labs of our faculty members.

This program is available as an accelerated degree program: https://sols.asu.edu/degree-programs/accelerated-bachelor-master-science.

Due to the high volume of overlap in curriculum, students enrolled in a Bachelor of Science degree in the School of Life Sciences may be restricted from declaring a concurrent degree within the school. Students should speak with their academic advisor for any further questions.

Degree Offered

Biological Sciences (Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior) (BS)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, The College of

Location
Tempe

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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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Career Outlook

The broad education and critical thinking skills students receive in this concentration are applicable to a variety of rewarding careers. Premedical, preveterinary and predental students get the background and courses needed for professional school application and beyond. Many students go on to graduate school for academic, teaching or research careers in areas such as:

  • endocrinology
  • environmental or behavioral physiology
  • human physiology
  • metabolism
  • neurobiology
  • social behavior

With a Bachelor of Science degree in this concentration, graduates have opportunities for technical positions in hospitals, research institutes and industry (food, dairy, chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology) as well as in government laboratories and agencies. The most important skills students learn in the concentration are critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that can be applied to many scientific problems and professions as well as to the challenges of daily life.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 15.2%$78,240
Family and General Practitioners 14.3%$198,740
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 7.6%$62,290
Genetic Counselors 29%$77,480
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7.5%$59,170
Life Scientists, All Other9.2%$74,540
Physical Therapists 28%$86,850
Physician Assistants 37.3%$104,860
Veterinarians 18.8%$90,420
Animal Scientists5.9%$60,760

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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