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 the Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Science, in Behavioral and Biological Sciences 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.
Please visit the Behavioral and Biological Sciences webpage for more information.
In addition to the major requirements, students must complete all CASL Degree Requirements.
Prerequisites to the Major
Not counted in the minimum 40 credit hours 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|
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|
|Animal Learning and Cognition|
|Primatology Field Course|
|PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY: One class from:|
|Physiology of Excitable Cells|
|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.