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 both biological and psychological sciences as they apply to the study of human and animal behavior, as well as ethical considerations and implications of research. The student experience will include a selection of lectures and laboratory courses to develop foundational understanding, hands-on experimental understanding and critical thinking skills. Students trained in these areas will be prepared for business and research positions, for pursuing advanced degrees in medical school, pharmacy or graduate programs and will contribute in the following areas:
- Health and wellness, making a direct and significant impact in areas in which citizens have received “poor marks.”
- Health and the environment, indirectly, by working in research and within industry to change manufacturing processes and improve products.
- Leadership in business, industry and politics.
- K-12 education through service learning and outreach.
PRE-MAJOR Requirements-Required courses
Not counted in the minimum 40 hrs. required for the major.
|PSYC 101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|BIOL 130||Intro Org and Environ Biology||4|
|BIOL 140||Intro Molec & Cellular Biology||4|
|CHEM 134||General Chemistry IA||4|
|CHEM 136||General Chemistry IIA||4|
|CHEM 225||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 226||Organic Chemistry II||3|
Dearborn Discovery Core Requirement
The minimum passing grade for a Dearborn Discovery Core (DDC) course is 2.0. The minimum GPA for the program is 2.0. In addition, the DDC permits any approved course to satisfy up to three credit hours within three different categories. Please see the General Education Program: The Dearborn Discovery Core section for additional information.
Areas of Inquiry
- Lecture/Lab Science Course
- Additional Science Course
Foreign Language Requirement
Complete a two-semester beginning language sequence.
|Ancient Greek I and II||MCL 105 and MCL 106|
|Arabic I and II||ARBC 101 and ARBC 102|
|Armenian I and II||MCL 111 and MCL 112|
|French I and II||FREN 101 and FREN 102|
|German I and II||GER 101 and GER 102|
|Latin I and II||LAT 101 and LAT 102|
|Spanish I and II||SPAN 101 and SPAN 102|
Minimum of 40 credit hours upper level required.
|Principles of Biochemistry|
|OR BCHM 470 and BCHM 471|
|GENETICS: One class from:|
|Introduction to Neurobiology|
|BIOLOGY & EVOLUTION: One class from:|
|Behavior and Evolution|
|Capstone Course in Biology|
|ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: One class from:|
|Introduction to Primates|
|Primatology Field Course|
|PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY: One class from:|
|SENSATION & PERCEPTION|
|Sensation and Perception|
|COGNITION/LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT: One class from:|
|Psychology of Language|
|Learning and Memory|
|EPIDEMIOLOGY/HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY: One class from:|
|Principles of Epidemiology|
|ETHICS IN RESEARCH|
|Ethics in Research|
|STATISTICS: One class from:|
|Prin of Stat and Exper Design|
|COMPUTER IN PSYCHOLOGY|
|Computers in Psychological Res|
|Bio and Beh Science Capstone|
At least 21 of the 40 upper level credit hours must be elected at UM-Dearborn.