Undergraduate Major Details

Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior

What Can I Do With This Major?

About this major

The Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior major is in the College of Biological Sciences.

A great starting point when you are unsure what careers relate to your academic interests. Check out specific job titles, work places and links to related professional organizations:


The following are examples of locations where students in this major have completed internships in past years. If you're a student thinking about participating in an internship, this list is a great place to start your search.

Internship Sponsors
Bayanihan Clinic
Bianca Yee DDS
California Pacific Medical Center
Camden Dental Care
Capitol Periodontal Group
CEA C'E' Florentine Mercy Ambulance Service
Child Family Health International
CommuniCare Health Centers
Davis Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Center
Eyes on J Optometry
Health Education Council
International House, Davis
Katz and Klein Inc.
Laguna Star Family Dental
McCarthy Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
Mt. Carmel Medical Center
North Davis Elementary School
Paul Hom Asian Clinic
Private Dentist Office
Rite Aid Pharmacy
Sacramento Contact Lenses and Optometry Inc.
Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
Solano Sports Physical Therapy
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford University, CIBSR
Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary
Sutter Health / Medical Center, Sacramento / General Hospital
Sutter Health Group - Podiatry
Sutter Medical Center Sacramento
Sutter Memorial Hospital
UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain
UC Davis Cross Cultural Center
UC Davis Department of Chicana/o Studies
UC Davis Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
UC Davis Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior - Bodine Lab
UC Davis Department of Psychiatry
UC Davis Department of Psychology
UC Davis Dining Services - Sustainability and Nutrition Office
UC Davis Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA)
UC Davis MARBLES Study
UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC)
UC Davis Medical Center- PM&R Research
UC Davis MIND Institute
UC Davis Picnic Day
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (UCDSVM)
UC Davis Services For International Students and Scholars
UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services
UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS)
UC Davis Student Housing
UC Davis Student Recruitment and Retention Center
UC Davis Surgical Research Facility
UCDHS Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program
UCDMC - Orthopaedic Surgery Spine Center
UCDMC Accelerated Access Unit
UCDMC Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
UCDMC Cardio Thoracic Step Down
UCDMC Cardiology Davis Tower 6
UCDMC Cast Room
UCDMC Child Life
UCDMC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
UCDMC Emergency Room
UCDMC Endoscopy
UCDMC Falls Prevention Program
UCDMC Hand Therapy
UCDMC Occupational Therapy Acute Care
UCDMC Occupational Therapy Inpatient
UCDMC Occupational Therapy Outpatient
UCDMC Operating Room
UCDMC Orthopaedic Clinic
UCDMC Orthotics
UCDMC Pediatric Emergency Room
UCDMC Pediatric General Clinic
UCDMC Physical Therapy Acute Care
UCDMC Physical Therapy Inpatient
UCDMC Physical Therapy Outpatient
UCDMC Radiology ACC
UCDMC Radiology Emergency Room and Davis Tower X-Ray
UCDMC Same Day Surgery Center
UCDMC Urgent Care
UCDSOM Department of Neurological Surgery
UCDSOM Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology
UCDSOM Department of Surgery
UCMC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
Vietnamese Cancer Awareness Research and Education Society (VN CARES)
Viren R. Patel, DDS
Woodland Chiropractic Clinic
Yolo County Health Department

Graduating Class Demographics

The following are self-reported data from the Internship and Career Center's First Destination Survey (FDS). The FDS provides a snapshot of what students in this major do directly following graduation. In some instances, the sample size is too small to report reliable results.

Year Graduating Class Completed First Destination Survey Response Rate
2013-14 284 71 25.0%

Post-Graduation Endeavor

Some graduates immediately enter the workforce, whereas others pursue further education. Some have different plans entirely. The table below details what students in this major typically do following graduation.

Year Employed* Seeking Employment Attending Graduate School Other+
2013-14 34.3% 26.9% 28.4% 10.4%
2014-15 39.0% 25.4% 32.2% 3.4%
* Employment includes having any job, not just a full-time career-related position.
+ Other endeavors typically include traveling or family obligations.


Of those students from this major who enter the workforce, the table below lists their employer and job title. This list is not exhaustive, and is just meant to provide basic guidance to upcoming graduates looking to enter the workforce. Check out this diverse list of jobs, and then use it to start your own search.

Companies Position
Center for the Mind and Brain Research Assistant
Chipotle Mexican Grill Customer Service And Sales
Elite Medical Scribes Assistant Chief Medical Scribe
Greenhaven Optometry Optometric Technician
International Business Machines Information Developer
Kaplan Test Prep MCAT Instructor
Kiff Analytical, LCC Lab Technician
Kumon Math and Reading Program Teacher/Tutor
Private DDS Office Assistant
Private Employer Caretaker
Scribe America ER Scribe
Sonnen BMW Lease Portfolio Manager
Stryker International Marketing Associate
University of California, Davis Clinical Research Coordinator
University of California, Davis Junior Specialist
University of California, Davis Lab Assistant
University of California, San Francisco Staff Research Associate
Valley CAN Program Associate
Winters Healthcare Interpreter and Case Manager

Salary Summary Statistics

The table below presents the salary distribution for recent graduates who reported full-time employment in the FDS. Salaries vary widely by position type and geography. Thus, the numbers below are a rough guide to what graduates in this major can expect to make in a 'typical' entry-level position.

Year Mean Median Minimum Maximum 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
2013-14 $35,269 $33,600 $18,200 $83,000 $22,880 $40,000
2014-15 $29,312 $27,040 $12,000 $54,080 $26,400 $34,640