Behavioral and Neural Sciences Ph.D. Program

The goal of the Graduate Program in Behavioral and Neural Science (BNS) is to provide both outstanding training across the subdisciplines of neuroscience as well as to provide intensive instruction within one area of focus so that our graduates will be prepared for careers as academicians, educators and research scientists.

The BNS curriculum offers a broad range of courses that provide both breadth and depth. The Program has few required courses so that students may tailor their coursework to support their long-term goals. Students are trained to conduct independent research and to present and discuss their results both orally and in written form. Students also gain experience in both undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Center for Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience
The Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN) was founded by the Board of Governors of Rutgers University in 1985 at the request of the Institute of Animal Behavior and the Biological Sciences and Chemistry Departments to establish the Rutgers-Newark campus as the University's Neuroscience Center.

Psychology Departent
The Dept. of Psychology on the Rutgers Newark Campus has a nationally recognized graduate program in the many different disciplines of psychology.

Biology Departent
The Federated Departments of Biological Sciences, a collaboration between Rutgers University-Newark and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Brain Imaging Center

The NSF-funded brain imaging facility at Rutgers University is affiliated with the Psychology Department and the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience. RUBIC enables researchers from three Rutgers campuses as well as those from nearby institutions to develop new research strategies and increase understanding of brain processes ...

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Undergraduate Training