BABA General Studies Specialization: Neurobiology

The Neurobiology (NB) area of specialization is offered through the Psychology Department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Neurobiology (also known as Psychobiology or Behavioral Neuroscience) is the study of the biological processes in the brain that underlie behavior. These include discussions of neuroanatomy, neurotransmitters, drugs or hormones and behavior, and behavioral consequences of brain illness, disease, or dysfunction. Students will have a working idea of how the brain works, how it changes across the lifespan (development and learning), and what abnormal behaviors can be ascribed to brain dysfunction. They will be able to evaluate critically ‘popular science’ reports for their scientific plausibility. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center.


Students are required to have a minimum of four classes totaling 12 hours from the 3000-4000 level courses listed below and maintain a minimum 2.0 area of specialization GPA. Be sure to check course prerequisite requirements. PSB 3004 and 3340 are taught every semester. The 4000 level courses typically are taught once per year, about 3 scheduled each semester. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.


  • PSB 3002 Physiological Psychology (prereq: PSY 2012 General Psychology) or PSB 3340 Behavioral Neuroscience (prereq: BSC 2010 Biology)

And, any three of:

  • PSB4434 Neurochemistry, Pharmacology and Behavior
  • PSB4065 Psychobiology of Abnormal Behavior
  • PSB 4342 Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSB 4504 Developmental Psychobiology
  • PSB 4810 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
  • PSB 4823 Principles of Integrative Physiological Psychology
  • PSB 4934 Special Topics in Physiological Psychology

Contact Information

You are always welcome to meet with an advisor in the Heavener School of Business, however, advising specifically related to Neurobiology is also available through the Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For registration, scheduling, and area-specific questions, please contact:

Dr. Don Stehouwer
310 Psychology building

More information can also be found at the Department of Neuroscience in the College of Medicine at UF Health.

Minor Option

A minor is not available in this area of specialization.