NB Bulletin (major requirements)

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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 covers the major disciplines of biology and at the same time provides enough flexibility for students to focus on specific areas of personal interest. 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
  • Behavioral neuroendocrinology

For a more detailed listing of courses and requirements for this specialization, see the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental principles spanning the breadth of biology, with an in-depth knowledge of cellular and systems neurobiology.
  • Demonstrate expertise in the scientific method, specifically the ability to apply the scientific method—which includes critical assessment of the scientific literature, analysis of data, and use of modeling and simulation in the understanding and communication of biology.
  • Attain the technical, analytical, and communication skills required for employment or post-graduate education in biology or biology-related careers, including professional careers and science education.