One of our goals in PBS is for all students to learn to think scientifically about behavior, mental processes, and underlying mechanisms.

Academic Highlights: The undergrad curriculum offers a wide exposure to the behavioral sciences with a focus on research tools, while the BS neuroscience track and developmental disabilities and human services program have implemented specialized courses and experiences. We offer PhD programs in Clinical, Social, Developmental, and Cognitive areas, and work with the interdisciplinary Neuroscience and Behavior program. Our PhD programs provide offer extensive research experiences with a variety of methodologies in cutting-edge facilities (e.g., fMRI, eye-tracking, EEG) and opportunities to conduct collaborative and independent research. The clinical psychology program is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science, placing it among the country's best clinical science programs.

Research Areas: Topics include behavioral neuroscience, clinical psychology, cognition and cognitive neuroscience, developmental science, and social psychology.

Degrees: BA, BS, MS, PhD


  • Tenure-track faculty: 34
  • Lecturers: 13
  • Postdoctoral fellows: 8
  • Undergraduate major students: 2,246
  • Graduate students: 66
  • Neuroscience and behavior graduate students: 25

Research Awards: $7.2M