Neuroscience is an Interdepartmental Program administered jointly by the Department of Psychology and the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB).
The overall goals of this concentration are to: (1) provide a course of study in the discipline of Neuroscience that integrates cell/molecular and behavioral components of the field; and (2) provide a course of study that better prepares students for graduate training in the field of Neuroscience than do the current concentrations in Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB), Biology, or Behavior, Brain and Cognitive Science (BBCS). An understanding of how the nervous system functions spans both molecular and cellular activity that is best taught by cell and molecular neurobiologists, and behavior that is best taught by psychologists. The well-trained student will receive instruction that allows her or him to understand the usefulness of genetics, cellular biology, and behavioral tests in this complex field. This degree will provide the cross-disciplinary training that provides a head-start into post-graduate studies in Neuroscience.
Exclusions: Students may not double concentrate in Biology; General Biology; Cell and Molecular Biology; Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science; Biochemistry; Plant Biology, Microbiology; nor elect a minor in Biology, or Plant Biology.