Biological Sciences (Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior) (BS)
Accelerated Program

The neurobiology, physiology and behavior concentration serves students in the biological sciences BS degree program with a broad yet rigorous education. While it might seem that physiology and behavior are quite separate fields, the two interact extensively in living organisms to achieve common goals. By studying behavior and physiology from the perspectives of molecular and cellular biology, evolution, organ systems (neural, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, etc.) and the environment, the concentration in physiology and behavior provides insight into how these aspects work together in a variety of ways. Students in this concentration also learn to apply principles from mathematics, chemistry and physics. Discoveries are made at the laboratory bench and in the field, and students in the concentration are encouraged to participate in research projects in the labs of our faculty members.

This program is available as an accelerated degree program: https://sols.asu.edu/degree-programs/accelerated-bachelor-master-science.

Degree Offered

Biological Sciences (Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior) (BS)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of

Location
Tempe

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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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Career Outlook

The broad education and critical-thinking skills students receive in this concentration are well suited for a variety of rewarding careers. Premedical, preveterinary and predental students get the background and courses needed for professional school application and beyond. Many students go on to graduate school for academic, teaching or research careers in areas such as:

  • endocrinology
  • environmental or behavioral physiology
  • human physiology
  • metabolism
  • neurobiology
  • social behavior

With a Bachelor of Science degree with this concentration, there are opportunities for technical positions in hospitals, research institutes and industry (food, dairy, chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology) as well as in government laboratories and agencies. The most important skills students learn in the concentration are critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that can be applied to many scientific problems and professions as well as to the challenges of daily life.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary6%$86,260
Aquacultural Managers -1.9%$68,050
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 16.2%$74,580
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 18.7%$31,070
Clinical Research Coordinators 3.3%$120,050
Family and General Practitioners10.2%$180,180
Range Managers6.9%$61,860
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 4%$58,270
Foresters8.3%$57,980
Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary6.8%$84,090
Genetic Counselors 28.8%$67,500
Geneticists -0.4%$74,720
Natural Sciences Managers 3.3%$120,050
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 19%$90,210
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.8%$56,310
Water Resource Specialists 3.3%$120,050
Life Scientists, All Other7.2%$69,100
Molecular and Cellular Biologists -0.4%$74,720
Park Naturalists6.9%$61,860
Physical Therapists 34%$82,390
Physician Assistants 30.4%$95,820
Farm and Ranch Managers -1.9%$68,050
Soil and Water Conservationists 6.9%$61,860
Veterinarians8.9%$87,590
Animal Scientists7.3%$61,110

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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