If you’re interested in the Neuroscience and Behavior Program, we recommend you take introductory biology (Biology 105, Biology 106) and introductory psychology (Psychology 105/6) your freshman year. Then, we encourage you to meet with an advisor. All the program faculty serve as major advisors. At that meeting, you can flesh out a plan of study for your major. In addition, you can find out about the many independent research opportunities we offer.
Many of our majors pursue independent research during the academic year or during the summer under the auspices of Vassar’s Undergraduate Research Summer Institute (URSI). They often present their work at the annual URSI Symposium, as well as international and national meetings such as the Society for Neurosciences meeting and others.
The student-run Majors Committee is very active and provides opportunities for majors to get together, discuss research opportunities and other aspects of the major.
Courses and Requirements
Academic requirements and courses are available in the Vassar College Catalogue.