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Adaptive Brain and Behavior Minor

Learn about the interdependencies of brain, behavior, and environment through an interdisciplinary space where the natural sciences and social sciences converge.

What You'll Study

The Adaptive Brain and Behavior (ABB) minor will help students bridge learning between natural sciences, social science, and the humanities at the nexus of neurophysiology, behavior, and social environment. In addition to meeting Pathways requirements, students completing the ABB minor benefit from having a multidisciplinary perspective on factors that impact health, wellbeing and resilience, and a deeper understanding of the neurobiological underpinnings of thoughts, beliefs, behaviors, and social influences. 

This minor is part of the Pathways to General Education.

Career and Further Study

This minor is valuable to any student interested in how the brain and related neurobiological systems influence individual development, as well as families, schools, communities, and other social-systemic factors. The ABB minor will be professionally relevant to students preparing for a wide variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, biomedical engineering, teaching, counseling, therapy, economics, medicine, and other allied health professions.  

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Contact Us
If you have questions about pursuing an adaptive brain and behavior minor, please contact:

Dr. Matthew Komelski
komelski@vt.edu