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

Spring 2023

Course NumberConcentrationCourse NameFacultyDay/TimeLimitBrief PreReqs
AS.020.303BiobehavioralGeneticsFisher/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 Animal PhysiologyCoppolaTTh 12-1:15 100Biochemistry
AS.050.325SocialPhonology IWilsonMW 1:30-2:4540
AS.050.339SocialCognitive DevelopmentYarmolinskayaTTh 10:30-11:4519
AS.050.353SocialCognitive Science in Artificial IntelligenceLopez-GonzalezMW 1:30-2:4515
AS.080.250CORENeuroscience LaboratoryTrageser/Sterbing-D'Angelo/RossT 1:30-4:20
W 1:30-4:20
Th 1:30-4:20
80 (4 sections of 20)
AS.080.304BiobehavioralNeuroscience Learning and MemoryBakkerTTh 4:30-5:45 45FBBC or Neuro Cellular/Systems 2
AS.080.328BiobehavioralBehavioral Neuroscience LabSmithMW 10:30-11:45;
TTh 10:30-11:45
24 (2 sections of 12)FBBC or Neuro Cellular/Systems 2
AS.080.339BiobehavioralCognitive Neuroscience of Aging (writing intensive)RossTTh 12-1:4520FBBC or Neuro Cellular and Systems II
AS.200.141COREFoundations of Brain, Behavior and CognitionSmithTTh 9-10:15 175
AS.200.304Biobehavioral Neuroscience of Decision MakingStuphornMW 12-1:1519Neuro Cellular/Systems 2
AS.200.311Biobehavioral Sensory Representations in the Brain: Maps, Modules, & Distributed CodingFischerTTh 4:30-5:4519FBBC, Juniors & Seniors
AS.200.330BiobehavioralHuman and Machine IntelligenceLeeT 1:30-419
AS.200.344BiobehavioralBehavioral EndocrinologyBohnTTh 3-4:1580FBBC or Neuro Cellular/Systems 2 or GenBio1 & 2
Sterbing-D'AngeloTTh 10:30-11:45 18
AS.270.202BiobehavioralIntroduction to EcologyAvolioTTh 10:30-11:4545 Intro to Global Environmental Change or General Biology I
AS.270.310BiobehavioralEvolution and Development of VertebratesBeverTTh 3:00-4:1520
AS.270.312Biobehavioral Mammalian EvolutionCookeTTh 9-10:1520
AS.270.317BiobehavioralConservation BiologyBurgessT 3-5:3020
AS.280.335SocialThe Environment and Your Health
Bressler, LatshawTTh 3-4:15 120PHS, GECS, ENVS majors have 1st priority for enrollment
AS.290.101COREHuman OriginsBalanoffTTh 3-4:15 120
AS.290.306BiobehavioralBehavioral Evolution Lab (writing intensive)BalanoffMW 3-4:1512
AS.290.330SocialHuman SexualityKraftT 6:30-930Students 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.290.500OTHERConnections in Behavioral BiologyBohnTBD15

Fall 2022

Course NumberCourse NameInstructorDay/TimeLimitFocusPreReqs Brief
AS.020.374Comparative PhysiologyCoppolaTTh 12:00-1:4590BiobehavioralBiochemistry
AS.050.236NeurolinguisticsYarmolinskayaTTh 1:30-2:4520Biobehavioral
AS.050.352Applying Cognitive Neuroscience to Artificial Intelligence Part ILopez-GonzalezMW 1:30-2:4515Biobehavioral
AS.050.383Computational Social CognitionIsikMW 12-1:1515BiobehavioralNeuroscience: 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 30BiobehavioralFBBC 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.150.219Introduction to Bioethics (writing intensive)BokMW 12:00-12:50 Lecture
Various sections
18 (12 sections)Social
AS.180.389Social Policy Implications of Behavioral EconomicsPapageorgeTTh 12-1:1530SocialMicroecon Theory or Adv Microecon Theory

Econometrics OR Adv Econometrics can be taken concurrently
AS.196.302Science and DemocracyLevineTTh 9:00-10:15 15Social
AS.200.141Foundations of Brain, Behavior and CognitionRossTTh 9-10:15 150CORE
AS.200.208Animal BehaviorBohnTTh 12-1:15 50COREFBBC, Human Origins Recommended
AS.200.222Positive PsychologyHalberdaTTh 3:00-4:1560Social
AS.200.322Clinical NeuropsychologyRickardsT 5:00-7:30 20BiobehavioralFoundations of Brain, Behavior and Cognition
AS.200.337Origins of the Social MindKrupenyeTTh 10:30-11:4515BiobehavioralIntro to Developmental Psych or Intro to Social Psych or Intro to Cog Psych or Foundations of Brain, Behavior and Cognition
AS.200.376NeuropyschopharmacologySterbing-D'AngeloTTh 10:30-11:45 50BiobehavioralFBBC & Cell Bio or Neuro Cellular/Systems 2
AS.200.380Neurobiology of Human CognitionBednyT 1:30-3:50 30BiobehavioralFBBC
AS.250.351Reproductive PhysiologyZirkinW 3:00-4:45 140BiobehavioralJuniors and Seniors
AS.270.336Freshwater SystemsKellyTTh 9-10:1525BiobehavioralIntro to Global Environmental Change or Intro to Sustainability
AS.280.335The Environment of Your HealthBressler, Latshaw, YagerTTh 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 6:30-8:50 30Social
AS.290.490Senior Seminar: Behavioral BiologyPorth-Bohn/BalanoffW 10-10:5015SEMINAR