The David S. Olton Behavioral Biology Program is an interdepartmental, interdivisional area major for those wishing to study the natural and social sciences in relation to human and animal behavior. The program begins with the fundamental concepts of both the natural sciences and the social sciences. Then the interface between these two areas is explored through specialized courses and electives, and through additional study emphasizing a particular subject. Courses provide a broadly based yet integrated education, focused in the field of behavioral biology.
|AS.110.106||Calculus I (Biology and Social Sciences)||4||AS.110.107||Calculus II (For Biological and Social Science)||4|
|AS.030.101||Introductory Chemistry I||3||AS.030.102||Introductory Chemistry II||3|
|AS.030.105||Introductory Chemistry Lab I||1||AS.030.106||Introductory Chemistry Laboratory II||1|
|AS.200.141||Foundations of Brain, Behavior and Cognition||3||AS.200.208||Animal Behavior||3|
|AS.020.151||General Biology I||3||AS.020.152||General Biology II||3|
|AS.020.153||General Biology Laboratory I||1||AS.020.154||General Biology Lab II||1|
|AS.290.101||Human Origins||3||EN.550.112||Statistical Analysis II||4|
|EN.550.111||Statistical Analysis I||4||Upper Level Elective (BEHB-SOCSCI)||3|
|AS.080.250||Neuroscience Laboratory*||3||AS.171.104||General Physics/Biology Majors II||4|
|AS.171.103||General Physics I for Biological Science Majors||4||AS.173.112||General Physics Laboratory II||1|
|AS.173.111||General Physics Laboratory I||1||Upper Level Elective (BEHB-BIOBEH)||3|
|Upper Level Elective (BEHB-BIOBEH)||3||Research (optional)|
|AS.290.490||Senior Seminar: Behavioral Biology**||1||Upper Level Elective (BEHB-SOCSCI)||3|
|Upper-Level Elective (BEHB-BIOBEH)||3|
|Total Credits: 70|
Neuroscience Lab can be taken anytime after 200.141
Senior Seminar can be taken either fall or spring of senior year.
While research is not required for behavioral biology majors, it is strongly recommended students consider participating in a research experience as an undergraduate.
To receive honors in behavioral biology, students must have met the following criteria:
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
Both need- and merit-based financial assistance is available for international applicants, although both types of assistance are limited. The admissions process for international students is need-aware, meaning the offer of admission is directly linked to the student’s ability to meet expenses.