Specialization in Neurobiology
Neurobiology is currently one of the most exciting and rapidly expanding fields within biology, and growing interest among our undergraduates led to the establishment of this new specialization. Because a thorough understanding of the nervous system requires knowledge arising from many distinct disciplines in biology, we have designed a challenging series of courses to incorporate the multidisciplinary nature of modern neurobiology.
The coursework requires students to have a broad foundation in the major disciplines of biology and at the same time provides enough flexibility for students to focus on specific areas of personal interest. The specialization requires two introductory biology courses; four foundation courses in cell biology, systems physiology, neuroscience, and animal behavior; and six additional advanced electives in biology and/or psychology. In addition to the broad range of courses, students also have many opportunities to conduct research in the laboratories of our faculty members. Research areas include: cell/molecular neurobiology, neurophysiology at both the cell/molecular and system level, and behavioral neuroendocrinology.
For a more detailed listing of courses and requirements for this specialization, see the undergraduate bulletin.