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Behavioral Neuroscience, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
New London, CT, United States
Behavioral Neuroscience offered by Connecticut College is an interdisciplinary major that explores the neural basis of behavior through psychology, chemistry, philosophy, molecular biology, cellular biology and many other disciplines. 
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Overview

Research opportunities

We emphasize research skills in our courses, and we use animals extensively to help you learn. Both core courses, "Behavioral Neuroscience" and "Psychopharmacology," have a lab requirement. Many Connecticut College students conduct individual studies to hone their research skills. The experience you gain will be invaluable as you prepare for medical school, graduate school or a research position.

Internships and service learning

The College's extensive programs can lead you across the United States and around the world. Many students conduct summer research internships. As a behavioral neuroscience major, you also have the chance to inspire others to learn about science with community events like the College's Kids Judge! Neuroscience Fair. You and your fellow students plan and create interactive demonstrations, games and crafts to teach elementary students how the brain works – and your projects are judged by them.

Conferences and scientific societies

Behavioral Neuroscience majors participate in the annual meetings of the Society for Neuroscience and NEURON, the Northeast Under/graduate Research Organization for Neuroscience. NEURON will put you in contact with undergraduates, grad students and faculty at many other institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Cognitive Brain Imaging
  • Medical anthropology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

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General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • School report: includes (1) college counselor recommendation, (2) official secondary school transcript with first term (quarter or trimester) grades for the current academic year and (3) mid-year report with updated grades as soon as they are available
  • Two academic teacher recommendations (preferably from junior or senior year)
  • Common Application Early Decision Agreement Form for EDI & EDII applicants (signed by ED applicant, college counselor and parent or legal guardian) submitted via your Common Application account
  • If English is not your native language: the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE is required.
  • All non-US citizens must submit a Certification of Finances for International Students (pdf)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    75315 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 75315 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    75315 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 75315 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New London

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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