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2023 Best Behavioral Neuroscience Schools

22 Colleges in the United States
1,383 Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology Degrees Awarded
Behavioral Neuroscience is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #354 most popular degree program in the country. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

College Factual looked at 22 colleges and universities when compiling its 2023 Best Behavioral Neuroscience Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 1,383 degrees in behavioral neuroscience to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Behavioral Neuroscience School

Best Behavioral Neuroscience Schools The physiological psychology/psychobiology program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Behavioral Neuroscience rankings. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for behavioral neuroscience schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Pick Your Behavioral Neuroscience Degree Level

The physiological psychology/psychobiology school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Behavioral Neuroscience Schools. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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Best Schools for Behavioral Neuroscience in the United States

The schools below may not offer all types of physiological psychology/psychobiology degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer.

10 Top Schools in Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MI
334 Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology Degrees Awarded

It is hard to beat University of Michigan - Ann Arbor if you want to pursue a degree in behavioral neuroscience. Located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #25 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means U-M is a great university overall.

There were roughly 334 behavioral neuroscience students who graduated with this degree at U-M in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In NY

It is difficult to beat The Graduate Center, CUNY if you wish to pursue a degree in behavioral neuroscience. The Graduate Center is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of New York. A Best Colleges rank of #104 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means The Graduate Center is a great school overall.

There were approximately 9 behavioral neuroscience students who graduated with this degree at The Graduate Center in the most recent year we have data available.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CA
168 Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology Degrees Awarded

Any student pursuing a degree in behavioral neuroscience needs to take a look at University of California - Santa Barbara. UCSB is a very large public university located in the midsize suburb of Santa Barbara. A Best Colleges rank of #50 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means UCSB is a great university overall.

There were approximately 168 behavioral neuroscience students who graduated with this degree at UCSB in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NY

It's difficult to beat Teachers College at Columbia University if you want to pursue a degree in behavioral neuroscience. Teachers College is a small private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. A Best Colleges rank of #42 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Teachers College is a great university overall.

There were roughly 30 behavioral neuroscience students who graduated with this degree at Teachers College in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In CA
432 Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology Degrees Awarded

UCLA is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Los Angeles. A Best Colleges rank of #29 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means UCLA is a great university overall.

There were roughly 432 behavioral neuroscience students who graduated with this degree at UCLA in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In CT

UCONN is a fairly large public university located in the suburb of Storrs. A Best Colleges rank of #158 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means UCONN is a great university overall.

There were approximately 5 behavioral neuroscience students who graduated with this degree at UCONN in the most recent year we have data available.

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#7

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In NY

University at Buffalo is a fairly large public university located in the large suburb of Buffalo. A Best Colleges rank of #201 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means University at Buffalo is a great university overall.

There were roughly 3 behavioral neuroscience students who graduated with this degree at University at Buffalo in the most recent data year.

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#8

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In NY

Binghamton University is a fairly large public university located in the midsize suburb of Vestal. A Best Colleges rank of #180 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Binghamton University is a great university overall.

There were approximately 3 behavioral neuroscience students who graduated with this degree at Binghamton University in the most recent year we have data available.

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#9

University at Albany

Albany, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In NY

UAlbany is a large public university located in the city of Albany. A Best Colleges rank of #275 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UAlbany is a great university overall.

There were about 2 behavioral neuroscience students who graduated with this degree at UAlbany in the most recent year we have data available.

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#10

Villanova University

Villanova, PA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In PA

Villanova is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Villanova. A Best Colleges rank of #51 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Villanova is a great university overall.

There were roughly 21 behavioral neuroscience students who graduated with this degree at Villanova in the most recent year we have data available.

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Behavioral Neuroscience by Region

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One of 9 majors within the Child Development & Psychology area of study, Behavioral Neuroscience has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Other Research & Experimental Psychology 10,153
Experimental Psychology 3,211
Developmental & Child Psychology 1,419
Social Psychology 982
Cognitive Psychology & Psycholinguistics 245
Psychometrics & Quantitative Psychology 96
Comparative Psychology 24
Personality Psychology 18
Psychopharmacology 11

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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