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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 physiology and behavior are quite separate fields, the two interact extensively in living organisms to achieve common goals. By studying behavior and physiology from the perspectives of molecular and cellular biology, evolution, organ systems (neural, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, etc.) and the environment, the concentration in physiology and behavior provides 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.
Biological Sciences (Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior) (BS)
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The broad education and critical-thinking skills students receive in this concentration are well suited for 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:
With a Bachelor of Science degree with this concentration, there are 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.
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:
|Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||7.5%||$86,140|
|Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||15.2%||$78,240|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||20%||$33,400|
|Clinical Research Coordinators||9.9%||$118,970|
|Family and General Practitioners||14.3%||$198,740|
|Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists||7.6%||$62,290|
|Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary||7.8%||$87,420|
|Natural Sciences Managers||9.9%||$118,970|
|Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||25.9%||$97,870|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||7.5%||$59,170|
|Water Resource Specialists||9.9%||$118,970|
|Life Scientists, All Other||9.2%||$74,540|
|Molecular and Cellular Biologists||8%||$76,690|
|Farm and Ranch Managers||-0.8%||$69,620|
|Soil and Water Conservationists||6.3%||$61,480|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).