Welcome to the Behavioral Neuroscience Program

The mission of the program is to support education, research, and service in Behavioral Neuroscience (BNS) at Western Washington University (WWU). This endeavor began in 2005, with the initiation of an interdisciplinary undergraduate BNS major. Recognizing growing faculty, student, and public interest in this field, the Washington State Legislature provided ongoing support of the WWU BNS Program through the Biomedical Research Activities in Neuroscience (BRAIN) Initiative beginning in 2007.


Recent News

Behavioral Neuroscience Program Job Opportunity

The Behavioral Neuroscience Program has a job opening for an Instructor and Classroom Support Technician 3. If you are interested in this job opportunity, apply at the link shared below. Applications will be accepted until April 1st.

Instructor and Classroom Support Technician 3

BNS in the news

One of our own faculty members,  Jeff Carroll, is famous! Check out the link below to view a Kiro 7 TV interview featuring Jeff Carroll and his research lab.

Jeff Carroll Interview with Kiro 7 News

Behavioral Neuroscience Scholarships

Congratulations to all of the Behavioral Neuroscience Students who were selected for a scholarship award this academic year! Information about scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year will be available in spring 2017.  Scholarships are made possible through the support of donors from the community, alumni and the WWU Foundation. Thank you to everyone who made these scholarships possible.


Click the link below for more information about other WWU scholarships.

Western Washington University Scholarship Center



Summer 2016

Can you spot the Behavioral Neuroscience graduates? Check out this neat video from the Paul Allen Institute about their recent work on visualizing and mapping the brain. BNS Graduates Twee Nguyen (2013) and Fiona Griffin (2014) make a cameo appearance in the video.


Winter 2015

One of our own faculty members, Jeff Carroll, has recently been featured in Western Window, “The Magazine of Western Washington University,” in an article outlining his life and research. Read this fascinating story of personal development and dedication here.



Learn more about the BNS Program and the associated NeRDS club – as explained by students and faculty: