Curriculum


The Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience Program is committed to excellence in graduate training. Students in our program receive training in the conceptual and empirical areas necessary to work on the biological basis of behavior. Students learn to integrate advanced techniques in biological and neurobiological analysis with equally advanced behavioral techniques. Research forms the core of the program and is a central part of the curriculum from the first year until the completion of the degree. The Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience program is designed to strike a balance between course work, research, and teaching experiences.

Curriculum requirements include:

  • PSYC 701 Brain and Behavior I
  • PSYC 702 Brain and Behavior II
  • PSYC 720 Research Seminar in Experimental Psychology
  • PSYC 721 Research Seminar in Experimental Psychology
  • PSYC 790 History of Psychology
  • PSYC 830 Statistical Methods in Psychology I
  • PSYC 831 Statistical Methods in Psychology II
  • Completion of a First-Year Research Project
  • Two Graduate Seminars
    • Must be 700-level courses
  • An outside-of-department minor (e.g. Neurobiology)
  • Master’s Degree Requirements
    • Fulfilled by end of second year
  • Doctoral Written Examination
  • Preliminary Oral Examination
  • Final Oral Defense

For more information regarding courses, please review the current Graduate Record.