Education: The objective of the doctoral program in Behavioral and Brain Sciences is to prepare students for successful careers as scholars in academic, or other professional, settings. A feature of our program is flexibility that allows students to devise and pursue personalized training programs. While students are expected to master core topic areas, they work with their Advisory Committees to create individualized programs of study. The result is a graduate program that fosters the development of advanced expertise in a specialty area within the context each student’s particular skills and aspirations.
Core Research Areas: The Behavioral and Brain Science Program faculty maintain wide-ranging and diverse research programs that are integrated through extensive collaborations that exist within the Program, within the Department and across the University. Areas of research focus are highlighted below, as well as in the figure, which illustrates the integrative nature of the program.
Areas of Research Focus
- Behavioral Neuroscience
- Clinical Neuroscience
- Cognitive Neuroscience
- Social/Affective Neuroscience
- Vision Sciences
Weekly Colloquia Series
The Behavioral and Brain Science Program sponsors a weekly speaker series for graduate students, faculty and visiting scholars.