Psychobiology is a newer branch of psychology that studies and analyzes the biological components of psychology. In this field of study students learn about the biological aspects of the human brain and nervous system as they relate to modern day psychological theories and practices. A large focus within psychobiology is neuroscience.
Students interested in a career in psychobiology should prepare by taking courses in biology, anatomy, chemistry, mathematics and other sciences. The core courses offered in most bachelor's degree programs in psychobiology focus on the mathematical and scientific concepts of neuroscience and psychology, while elective courses address topics including human behavior, sociology and anthropology. Some of the specific courses you might expect to take as an undergraduate student include general psychology, sociobiology, statistics and research, physiological psychology, human development and behavior, organic chemistry, human biological variation, cellular biology and deviant behavior.
Most psychobiologists pursue career opportunities in research at universities, government agencies or for private organizations. To become a psychobiologist students are required to complete a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's or Ph.D. degree in psychology or biology from an accredited program.
Below you'll find a list of colleges and universities that provide programs specifically for students looking to study psychobiology. However, aspiring psychobiologists can earn their undergraduate and graduate degree from just about any major college or university that offers accredited psychology and biology programs.