Welcome to the Brain Page at Northeastern!
Behavioral Neuroscience at Northeastern focuses on the biological basis of behavior. This interdisciplinary program combines the disciplines of biology and psychology to appreciate the scope of behavior and then understand how the behavior of humans and animals is controlled by physiological systems. Course work is designed to provide an understanding of nerve cells, chemical neurotransmission, and neural circuits as well as fundamental biological processes such as inheritance, development, and physiology and then to see how these biological mechanisms give rise to normal and pathological behavior. The curriculum is complemented by a variety of experiential options ranging from local to international cooperative education positions, directed study research in faculty laboratories, study abroad, and supervised independent research projects with faculty mentors that lead to honors in the discipline theses. The curriculum includes a strong background in biology, psychology, chemistry, physics and mathematics and prepares students for higher degree granting programs in graduate or medical school. Students with a bachelor’s degree are qualified for employment in a variety of fields from clinical and basic research to positions in health care or biotechnology.
Behavioral Neuroscience undergraduates play an active role in the major through our student NEURONs club, Nu Rho Psi National Honors Society in Neuroscience Chapter, as peer mentors for first-year students and through our neuroscience-related community outreach group called Interaxon.
The first peer mentoring event for new students and their upperclassman mentors is a play production about patient H.M.'s huge contribution to our understanding of brain structures critical for memory. This event is supported by the College of Science and the Behavioral Neuroscience Program. Tickets are available for Sunday, Sept 14, 21 and 26. Please contact the BNS office if you would like to attend.
Winter is coming! Behavioral Neuroscience hoodies are now available- please stop by our office at 203 Mugar to purchase. $20 each.