The behavioral and cognitive neuroscience concentration integrates an understanding of neuroanatomy with the mechanisms of sensation/perception and learning/memory, generally applied to human behavior. Its focus is at the functional level of neuronal systems and networks. It differs from classical psychology by providing a more physical science-based understanding of behavior and neurological disorders.
Interdisciplinary approach with over 30 faculty members in five colleges and 10 CSU departments
Vibrant Neuroscience Student Organization fosters camaraderie and leadership through networking, social, and outreach activities
Mentored research in active neuroscience laboratories across campus
Required senior thesis provides an opportunity for in-depth mentored study of individual topics of interest
A required capstone thesis allows you to work closely with faculty to develop your intellectual interests, and opportunities for laboratory and literature-based research with a faculty mentor. The resulting thesis is tangible evidence of critical thinking and writing skills for those seeking immediate employment or for advanced degrees in the life sciences, medicine, or human behavior.
There are also many opportunities to work with our world-renowned faculty in the areas of:
- Developmental disorders
- Learning and memory
- Neurodegenerative disease
- Sensorimotor dysfunction
- Subjective experiences of memory, déjà vu, tip-of-the-tongue experiences
- Traumatic brain injury
Graduates with this concentration are well prepared for many graduate and professional degree programs in health professions, as well as for careers in a variety of clinical settings, non-profit disease oriented foundations, and private sector organizations in either research-related or human resource service-related positions.
- Clinical Psychology
- Clinical Research
- Human Medicine
- Occupational Therapy
- Pharmaceutical Sales
- Psychiatric Nursing
- Physical Therapy
- Speech Pathology
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