The brain arguably represents the only object on earth with complexity that is greater than the sum of its parts. Neuroscience incorporates diverse aspects of science including biology, psychology, chemistry, physics, computer science and medicine. Furthermore, our understanding of the brain influences nearly all aspects of society ranging from art, to criminal justice to health care. The Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Behavior, under its newly-named co-directors, Alan Kersten, Ph.D., and Alex Keene, Ph.D., provides comprehensive training in the foundations of modern neuroscience. Graduates from this program are prepared for diverse careers including medical school or other health care related fields, graduate school, clinical counseling and education. Both medical degree or Integrative Biology and Neuroscience Ph.D. are offered at FAU.
The Neuroscience and Behavior undergraduate degree is jointly administered by the Department of Psychology and the Department of Biological Sciences. The degree provides undergraduate preparation for students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in all areas of neuroscience and/or behavioral biology, or in pursuing professional degrees. A minimum of 120 total credits (including degree and university mandated courses) is required.
This degree program provides unique research opportunities and expert instruction to give you tools for changing the ways you see and interact with your world you won't find at any other campus. In addition to course work, qualified students have the opportunity to partake in world-class neuroscience research via Directed Independent Research or special research courses at FAU campuses, or in collaboration with The Scripps Research Institute or Max Planck Florida Institute of Neuroscience.
* Joint Degree between Psychology and Biological Sciences Departments
** Listed under "Neuroscience and Behavior"