Neurobiological Sciences

The undergraduate individual interdisciplinary major in the Neurobiological Sciences is designed for undergraduates interested in the biological basis of behavior. Due to popularity of the program, the Department of Psychology has developed a track in the Psychology major that provides interdisciplinary study in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience; students interested in this aspect of neuroscience should review that track at the Psychology website.

For students, who are interested in cellular processes or neuroscience training not covered in the Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience track, the IDS program is intended to provide a flexible, yet comprehensive, educational experience and research training to accommodate those interests. Students are encouraged to enter in their sophomore year, but not later than their junior year. The following courses are the required core of the program. In addition, students should take a cross-section of upper level courses tailored to their own specific research interests.
In order to focus their academic work in these various areas, all students are required to carry out a research project under the guidance and supervision of a faculty advisor. The written report of the research will constitute the senior thesis. Students who may wish to pursue the BCN track in Psychology should first take PSB 3340 to determine their interest and proficiency in this area. If that does not fit their interests, please see the CLAS academic learning compact below to develop an IDS major.

Students successfully completing the individual interdisciplinary major in Neurobiological Sciences will have the basis to pursue further training leading to a wide range of career opportunities in such fields as basic neurobiology, neurological disorders, human neuropsychology, mental retardation, physical therapy, drug abuse, mental illness and medicine.


Students interested in applying for this program should contact:
IDS Program
2014 Turlington Hall
352/392-2264, or,

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