The Brain, Behavior and the Environment (BBE) Ph.D. concentration is a research-intensive program that incorporates neurotoxicology, neuroscience, imaging, psychology and psychiatry, as well as environmental exposures. This focus is officially recognized by FIU as an Emerging Preeminent Program and will be taught by top researchers from Stempel College’s faculty roster with a track record of placing trainees in high-profile careers. BBE Ph.D. graduates are employed at premier academic institutions, government agencies, and within recognized biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
At a glance
- Course modes
Mixed (in-person, hybrid & online)
- Application deadlines
Standard Stempel application deadlines apply
The BBE Ph.D. concentration requires ~75 credit hours (including a minimum of 15 hours for dissertation research) spread across three primary components of the curriculum.
The first is a core curriculum shared across all Public Health majors (12 credit hours).
Emerging Issues in Public Health
Research Concepts and Proposal Development
Methods in Evidence Based Public Health
The second is specific to Environmental Health Science Ph.D. students (9 credits).
Molecular & Cellular Toxicology
Research Ethics & Scientific Integrity
Environmental Health Sciences Seminar
The third component is specific to the BBE concentration (12 credit hours).
Advanced Neurotoxicology Research Methods
Emerging Issues in Neurotoxicology