Why are we attracted to some people and not others? How do addictions develop, and what breaks the cycle? How do stressful events affect people’s bodies?

Major Roadmap

Major Roadmap

Explore your options — classes, internships, research and study abroad. Find what interests you, discover what you love, and create a major experience that jumpstarts your future. 

Behavioral Neuroscience Major Guide

The Behavioral Neuroscience degree is a good fit for students who are interested in professional or research careers in medicine, pharmaceuticals, animal science, neurology, and neuroscience. Many pre-health students find this major a good fit because the degree requirements align with graduate school requirements. This also is helpful for students interested in pursuing other types of advanced degrees. 

Then, you’ll take your education into the field with the 120-hour Research and Field Experience course. You’ll apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to real-life situations in a mental-health and addiction facility, a hospital, a physical therapy clinic, or a research lab. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to help people by using the tools of science to solve the mysteries of human behavior.

What do our graduates do?

Behavioral Neuroscience majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s.
Here’s a sample.

  • Business development executive for startups
  • Behavioral data coordinator at MediaScience
  • Neuropsychiatry research coordinator at Baylor College of Medicine
  • Outreach program and data coordinator for Girls Inc.
  • School psychologist in Austin Independent School District
  • PhD candidates in Colorado State University’s Molecular Neuroscience program, Icahan
  • University’s Behavioral Neuroscience program, Georgia State University’s Neuroscience Institute
  • and North Carolina State University’s Applied Social and Community Psychology program

Find Your Place. Advocate for Others.

Find Your Place. Advocate for Others.

The possibilities for learning at St. Edward’s are practically limitless. Meet Sydney Mitchell ’19 who flourished while studying Behavior Neuroscience — and read the stories of other students who went big on the hilltop.