Neuroscientists are interested in how the interactions of brain, body, and environment contribute to animal (including human) behavior. Neuroscientists study the structure and function of the nervous system, the development, evolution, and plasticity of neural and behavioral systems, and interactions among behavior, environment, physiology, and heredity.
Neuroscience majors design a course of study that includes work in biology and psychology as well as in neuroscience proper. They have ample opportunities for field work, student-faculty research, and independent study. They develop an analytical style that incorporates a range of theoretical and empirical models--behavioral, evolutionary, social/environmental, physiological, and cellular/molecular. Neuroscience and behavior graduates often attend medical school or graduate school in neuroscience, genetic counseling, clinical psychology, and other related fields.