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 2024

Course NumberConcentrationCourse NameInstructorDay/TimeLimitPreReqs Brief
AS.020.369BiobehavioralComputational Approaches to Population GeneticsBortvinTThr 3 - 4:15pm16none
AS.020.374BiobehavioralComparative PhysiologyCoppolaTTh 12:00-1:1590Biochemistry
AS.050.236BiobehavioralNeurolinguisticsYarmolinskayaTTh 1:30-2:4519
AS.050.244BiobehavioralCognitive Neuroscience LabLiTThr 9 - 10:15am24none
AS.050.358BiobehavioralLanguage &ThoughtLandauW 1:30 - 415Language and Mind or Syntax I or Phonology I
AS.080.250CORENeuroscience LaboratoryTrageser/
T 1:30-4:20
W 1:30-4:20
Th 1:30-4:20
F 1:30-4:20
18 (4 sections)AS.080.306 OR AS.200.141
AS.080.301BiobehavioralBehavioral Assessment of Animal Models of Cognition and Neuropsychiatric DisordersSmithMWF 12:00-12:50 25FBBC or Neuro Cellular/Systems 2 or AS.050.105
AS.080.308BiobehavioralNeuroeconomicsTrageserWF 12:00-1:15 70FBBC or Neuro Cellular/Systems 2 or Intro to the Human Brain
AS.080.309SocialNeuroesthetics: How the Arts and Aesthetic Experiences Advance Health, Wellbeing and LearningGarrett, Magsamen, MasonTh 4:30 - 730AS.200.141 OR AS.080.306
AS.080.349BiobehavioralNeural Oscillations, Cognition and Disease (writing intensive)RossTTh 12 - 1:15pm20FBBC or Neuro Cellular/Systems 2 or AS.050.203
AS.150.219SocialIntroduction to Bioethics (writing intensive)BokMW 12:00-12:50 F Lecture Various sections 16 (12 sections)
AS.196.302SocialScience and DemocracyLevineTTh 9:00-10:15 60
AS.200.141COREFoundations of Brain, Behavior and CognitionRossTTh 9-10:15 200
AS.200.222SocialPositive PsychologyHalberdaTTh 3:00-4:15100
AS.200.238BiobehavioralPrimate MindsKrupenyeTTh 3-4:1540AS.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.200.329BiobehavioralReal World Human Data: Analysis and VisualizationChenTh 1:30 - 4:00pm19
AS.200.337SocialOrigins of the Social MindKrupenyeTTh 10:30 - 11:45am15AS.200.132 OR AS.200.133 OR AS.200.110 OR AS.200.141 OR AS.050.102 OR AS.050.105
AS.200.376BiobehavioralNeuropyschopharmacologySterbing-D'AngeloTTh 10:30-11:45am50FBBC OR Neuro Cellular/Systems 2 OR (Cell Bio AND Intro to Human Brain)
AS.200.380BiobehavioralNeurobiology of Human CognitionBednyT 1:30 - 4:00pm50FBBC OR AS.200.312 OR AS.080.105 OR AS.080.203 OR AS.050.203 OR AS.050.312
AS.250.351BiobehavioralReproductive PhysiologyZirkinT 3:00-4:40 100Juniors and Seniors
AS.270.338BiobehavioralField Methods in EcologyAvolio/SzlaveczF 1:30 - 4:0010AS.270.202 Note: Students must have completed Lab Safety training prior to registering for this class.
AS.280.335SocialThe Environment and Your HealthBressler, LatshawTTh 3:00-4:15 119AS.280.101 OR AS.270.103 Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores Only.
AS.280.478SocialCommunicating Climate Change: Creative Approaches for ActionTharmarajahTTh 1:30 - 2:4519none
AS.290.301BiobehavioralTopics in Human Evolutionary BiologyStaffMW 12 - 1:1516AS.290.101
AS.290.303BiobehavioralAnimal Behavior and Communication Lab (writing intensive)BohnTTh 3-4:15 19Animal Behavior OR AS.200.344; Juniors and Seniors Only
AS.290.420SocialHuman Sexual OrientationKraftT 1:30 - 4:00PM30Restricted to: Public Health Studies, BIO, Behavioral Biology, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, Studies of Women, Gender & Sexuality, Medicine, Science and the Humanities, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Sociology. Students 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
AS.290.490SEMINARSenior Seminar: Behavioral BiologyBohnW 10-10:5012FBBC and Animal Behavior and Human Origins or instructor permission.
AS.360.339SocialPlanets, Life and the UniverseDiRuggiero/NormanMWF 11 - 11:5030Students may not register for this class if they have already received credit for AS.020.334 OR AS.020.616 OR AS.171.333 OR AS.171.699 OR AS 270.335 OR AS.360.671

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