Graduate Outcomes

The intended outcomes of the Behavioral Neuroscience PhD Program are:

  • to provide students with a firm foundation in basic principles and methods of Experimental Neuropsychology
  • to prepare students for embarking on a career as an experimental neuropsychologist and behavioral neuroscientist in academia or industry

Today, students, faculty, and researchers affiliated with the Behavioral Neuroscience program continue to research clinical conditions associated with neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, stroke, alcoholism, PTSD, neurotoxicant exposures and Gulf War Illness. As the first interdisciplinary degree-granting program at Boston University School of Medicine, the Behavioral Neuroscience program has since produced an entire generation of productive and respected behavioral neuroscientists.  Approximately 59% of our graduate go on to research and teaching careers in academia, 29% are clinicians and researchers in fields of clinical neuropsychology, speech pathology and occupational therapy, 9% are physician researchers, and 4% undertake research careers in industry settings.