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

Spring 2024

Course NumberConcentrationCourse NameFacultyDay/TimeLimitPreReqs
AS.020.303BiobehavioralGenetics (writing intensive)Fisher/GordusTTh 12:00-1:15 460*can only be counted as an upper level OR with a lab for the biology requirement
AS.020.374BiobehavioralComparative PhysiologyCoppolaTTh 12:00-1:15 100Biochemistry (AS.020.305)
AS.050.239SocialCognitive DevelopmentYarmolinskayaTTh 10:30-11:45 19
AS.050.325SocialPhonology IWilsonMW 1:30-2:4540
AS.080.250CORENeuroscience LaboratoryTrageser/Sterbing-D'Angelo/RossT 1:30-4:20
W 1:30-4:20
Th 1:30-4:20
F 1:30-4:20
80 (4 sections of 20)AS.080.306 OR AS.200.141
AS.080.304BiobehavioralNeuroscience Learning and MemoryBakkerTTh 4:30-5:45 45AS.200.141 OR AS.080.306 OR (AS.020.312 AND AS.020.306) or instructor permission.
AS.080.328BiobehavioralBehavioral Neuroscience LabSmithMW 10:30-11:45; TTh 10:30-11:4524 (2 sections of 12)AS.200.141 OR AS.200.302 OR AS.080.301 OR AS.080.306 or permission by instructor.
AS.080.339BiobehavioralCognitive Neuroscience of Aging (writing intensive)RossTTh 12-1:1520AS.200.141 OR AS.080.306
AS.180.389SocialSocial Policy Implications of Behavioral EconomicsPapageorgeTTh 9-10:1525AS.180.301 Microeconomic Theory AS.180.334 Econometrics can be taken concurrently.
AS.200.141COREFoundations of Brain, Behavior and CognitionSmithTTh 9-10:15 200
AS.200.250BiobehavioralBehavioral NeuroscienceJanakTTh 10:30-11:45 50
AS.200.311Biobehavioral Sensory Representations in the Brain: Maps, Modules, & Distributed CodingFischerTTh 4:30-5:4519AS.200.211 OR AS.080.203 OR AS.050.203 OR AS.200.141 OR AS.020.312
AS.200.330BiobehavioralHuman and Machine IntelligenceLeeT 1:30-419
AS.200.334BiobehavioralHuman Memory PsychologyChenF 1:30 - 419
AS.200.337SocialOrigins of the Social MindKrupenyeTTH 10:30-11:45 15AS.200.110 OR AS.200.132 OR AS.200.133 OR AS.200.141 OR AS.050.102 OR AS.050.105
AS.200.344BiobehavioralBehavioral EndocrinologyBohnTTh 3-4:1580FBBC or Neuro Cellular/Systems 2 or GenBio1 & 2; (AS.200.141 OR AS.080.306) OR (AS.020.152) or instructor's permission
AS.200.377BiobehavioralNeuroethologySterbing-D'AngeloTTh 10:30-11:45 18AS.200.141 OR AS.080.305
AS.270.202BiobehavioralIntroduction to EcologySzlaveczTTh 10:30-11:4545AS.270.103 OR AS.020.151
AS.270.310BiobehavioralEvolution and Development of the VertebratesBever3-4:1520
AS.270.317BiobehavioralConservation BiologyBurgessT 3-5:3020
AS.280.335SocialThe Environment and Your HealthBressler, LatshawTTh 3-4:15 120
AS.290.101COREHuman OriginsStaffTTh 3-4:15 120
AS.290.330SocialHuman SexualityKraftT 3-5:3030Students may receive credit for AS.200.204 or AS.290.330 or AS.290.420, but only ONE can count towards the upper level SOCSCI in Behavioral Biology.
AS.290.490CORESenior Seminar: Behavioral BiologyBohnW 10:00-10:5015AS.200.141 AND AS.200.208 AND AS.290.101 or instructor permission.
AS.290.500OTHERConnections in Behavioral BiologyMossTBD15You must request Independent Academic Work using the Independent Academic Work form found in Student Self-Service: Registration, Online Forms.

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