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Major in Behavioral Biology

From neuroscience labs to animal behavior to human sexuality, this interdisciplinary program allows students to explore many aspects of the biology of behavior.

Two students looking at lanternflies in containers in Kirsten Bohn's behavioral biology animal behavior lab


Students are required to take advantage of the many opportunities to participate in research projects at Johns Hopkins.

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Find options for internships, summer research, gap years, and graduate school for behavioral biology students.

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Summer 2023 PURA Recipient

The Hopkins Office for Undergraduate Research (HOUR) recently announced the recipients of the President Undergraduate Research Award (PURA). Congratulations to Behavioral Biology Senior, Melodie Qian, for being part of the […]

David S. Olton Research Award Recipient for 2022-2023

We are please to announce that Priyal Patel has been chosen as the Olton Award Recipient for 2022-2023. Priyal is currently a Neuroscience and Public Health sophomore and does her […]

The Neural Links Between Voice and Thought

Junior behavioral biology major Jessica Dure has started a project to better reveal how communicative capabilities affect brain organization and evolution toward more advanced thinking. She is studying these linkages in Melopsittacus parrots, formally known as budgerigars and nicknamed budgies or parakeets. Read more about her research in the Spring 2022 issue of Arts & Sciences Magazine.