Why Study Neurobiology at New College?

As a Neurobiology student at New College, you will enjoy the small classes and intensive coursework that you would expect from one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges. But you will also benefit from a flexible academic program that, through work with your faculty advisor, is designed to address your particular academic interests and goals. Of course, you will also work side-by-side with faculty who have attended the nation's leading research institutions and who have recently earned grants and awards from such leading organizations as the National Science Foundation, the NAACP and the Rita B. LaMere Foundation.

Two tracks are available within our Neurobiology AOC, each designed to match the needs and interests of students within the program. Track 1 is designed for students who want to focus purely on Neurobiology and the Natural Sciences. This track features courses in Neurobiology, Brain Behavior and Evolution, and Vertebrate Neuroanatomy with at least two labs associated with these courses. Track 2 involves coursework in two of the above disciplines along with labs and a Social Sciences offering in Neurobiology. The latter might include Environmental Studies, Psychology, Anthropology or even Gender Studies, for example. Your faculty advisor can help you determine the track that is best for you.

In addition to standard coursework, tutorials and independent study projects (ISPs), students in New College's Neurobiology program also enjoy internships and study/research abroad opportunities to extend their learning outside the classroom. In recent years, these have included NSF REU grants to assist Professors Amy Clore and Katherine Walstrom with their research, as well as to assist researchers at other leading universities across the country; internships at Roskamp Institute and Mote Marine Laboratory; and research on coral reef ecology in Panama and Honduras with Professors Al Beulig and Sandra Gilchrist.

[Did you know?]

Of all New College science graduates since 1967, roughly one-third have earned an M.D. or Ph.D.

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