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The Neuroscience Mission of BU resonates with a shared belief that major discoveries will come from innovative thinking and an interdisciplinary community of faculty and students.

The broad range of neuroscience research at BU is coordinated through a unified community of investigators from multiple research groups of our Charles River and MED campuses. Centers bridge the efforts of  individual laboratories and their leaders via scientific retreats, innovative workshops, and collaborative research grants that stimulate new scientific partnerships and a vibrant community of scholars with university wide affiliations. Neuroscience faculty support two major University-wide training programs: Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience and Graduate Program for Neuroscience (GPN). Faculty also support department based training efforts where students can get specialized training in additional disciplines while carrying out neuroscience thesis research (Anatomy & Neurobiology, Biology, and Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics).

This website is the home of our two degree granting programs and contains information for both applicants and current students.

The goal of our University-wide programs is to allow students to move freely between departments, schools, and colleges. Graduate students in GPN come from a variety of undergraduate majors including biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, and psychology which complements the research mission of the University-wide Center for Systems Neuroscience.