Core and Upper-Level Courses

The two sections below includes the core courses, senior seminar, connections in behavioral biology and all courses that can satisfy the three biobehavioral (BEHB-BIOBEH tag) and two social science (BEHB-SOCSCI tag) upper-level requirements. Note some BEHB tags have changed, be sure to examine the most recent year before selecting courses.

Please check the BS requirements page to get a full list of required or optional courses, or consult the online course catalogue for complete course information.

Additional course registration information can be found on the Student Information System website.  

Behavioral Biology Core Courses (Required of All Majors)

Core courses generally run the same times every semester, so are not included in the table below.

  • 200.141 Foundations of Brain, Behavior, and Cognition, Fall and Spring
  • 290.101 Human Origins, Spring
  • 200.208 Animal Behavior, Fall
  • 080.250 Neuroscience Lab, Fall and Spring

Fall 2023

Course NumberCourse NameInstructorDay/TimeLimitFocusPreReqs Brief
AS.020.374Comparative PhysiologyCoppolaTTh 12:00-1:4590BiobehavioralBiochemistry
AS.050.236NeurolinguisticsYarmolinskayaTTh 1:30-2:4519Biobehavioral
AS.050.252Cognitive Science in Artificial Intelligence Part ILopez-GonzalezMW 1:30-2:4515BiobehavioralStudents may only receive credit for AS.050.232, AS.050.352, or AS.050.652, but not all
AS.050.358Language & ThoughtLandauT 1:30-415BiobehavioralLanguage and Mind or Syntax I or Phonology I
AS.050.383Computational Social CognitionIsikTTh 12-1:1519BiobehavioralNeuroscience: Cognitive or Intro to Computational Cognitive Science or equivalent
AS.080.250Neuroscience LaboratoryTrageser/
T 1:30-4:20
W 1:30-4:20
Th 1:30-4:20
F 1:30-4:20
20 (4 sections)CORE
AS.080.301Behavioral Assessment of Animal Models of Cognition and Neuropsychiatric DisordersSmithMWF 12:00-12:50 25BiobehavioralFBBC or Neuro Cellular/Systems 2
AS.080.308NeuroeconomicsTrageserWF 12:00-1:15 70BiobehavioralFBBC or Neuro Cellular/Systems 2 or Intro to the Human Brain
AS.080.349Neural Oscillations, Cognition and Disease (writing intensive)RossTTh 12-1:1520BiobehavioralFBBC or Neuro: Cognitive or Neuroscience: Cellular & Systems I
AS.140.238A History of the Mind SciencesLiTTh 12-1:1529Social
AS.150.219Introduction to Bioethics (writing intensive)BokMW 12:00-12:50 Lecture
Various sections
16 (12 sections)Social
AS.180.217Game Theory in Social SciencesChenTTh 10:30-11:4540SocialStudents may not have previously taken AS.180.117.;
AS.180.102 or instructor permission
AS.196.302Science and DemocracyLevineTTh 9:00-10:15 15Social
AS.200.141Foundations of Brain, Behavior and CognitionRossTTh 9-10:15 200CORE
AS.200.208Animal BehaviorBohnTTh 12-1:15 50COREFBBC, Human Origins Recommended
AS.200.222Positive PsychologyHalberdaTTh 3:00-4:15100Social
AS.200.238Primate MindsKrupenyeMW 3-4:1540BiobehavioralAS.200.141 OR AS.200.101 OR AS.200.110 OR AS.200.132 OR AS.200.133 OR AS.050.102 OR AS.050.105 OR AS.150.245 OR Instructor Approval
AS.200.322Clinical NeuropsychologyRickardsT 5:00-7:30 20BiobehavioralFoundations of Brain, Behavior and Cognition
AS.200.324How to build a mind: Lessons from babies, animals, and AI
(writing intensive)
CaoWF 3-4:1518BiobehavioralFBBC OR Neuro Cellular/Systems I
AS.200.376NeuropyschopharmacologySterbing-D'AngeloTTh 10:30-11:45 50BiobehavioralFBBC OR Neuro Cellular/Systems 2 OR (Cell Bio AND Intro to Human Brain)
AS.200.385Mind, Brain & Experience (writing intensive)BedneyT 1:30-419Biobehavioral FBBC OR Intro to Cog Neuro OR Intro to Neuro OR Neuro Cog OR Neuro Cellular/Sys II
AS.250.351Reproductive PhysiologyZirkinW 3:00-4:45 100BiobehavioralJuniors and Seniors
AS.280.335The Environment of Your HealthBressler, LatshawTTh 3:00-4:15 120SocialPHS, GECS, ENVS and MolCell majors have 1st priority for enrollment
AS.290.303Animal Communication Lab (writing intensive)BohnTTh 3-4:15 19BiobehavioralAnimal Behavior and FBBC
AS.290.304Comparative NeuroanatomyBalanoffMW 3-4:15 35BiobehavioralFBBC or Neuro Cellular/Systems 2
AS.290.420Human Sexual OrientationKraftT 3-5:3030Social
AS.290.490Senior Seminar: Behavioral BiologyPorth-Bohn/BalanoffW 10-10:5015SEMINAR