An Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Major/Minor in Neuroscience
A truly interdisciplinary environment for discovery and learning is essential for understanding the organization and function of nerve cells and nervous systems, as well as the organismal behaviors they produce, including human cognition. At Duke University, the experience in neuroscience for undergraduates is nurtured in just such a collaborative environment, where the perspectives of multiple disciplines are brought together to explore the brain sciences and their impact on real-world problems.
Explore our program and discover why the study of neuroscience at Duke University is one of the most exciting and satisfying adventures that an education in the liberal arts and sciences can offer!
To learn more and ask questions, contact the Office for Undergraduate Studies in Neuroscience,(919) 613-5025, LSRC B123.
If you are a 1st or 2nd year student and interested in majoring in neuroscience, you should plan on taking NEUROSCI 101 Biological Basis of Behavior: Introduction and Survey in the fall or spring terms. If you are an incoming 1st year student trying to enroll in this course now, please enroll in NEUROSCI 101-01 (lecture) and NEUROSCI 101-07 (accompanying discussion section), both taught by Dr. Christina Tognoni.Read More
Participate in a FLUNCH with Dr. Brannon at the Divinity School Refectory! Dr. Brannon studies the development and evolution of quantitative cognition. She focuses on the behavioral and neural underpinnings of adult human mathematical cognition by examining the precursors of these abilities in human infants in the first year of life and their evolutionary bases in nonhuman primates. Her work encompasses a wide range of methods including behavioral assays, fMRI, ERPs, and single-unit recordings. To read more about her research, visit: http://www.dibs.duke.edu/research/profiles/3-elizabeth-brannon To sign up for the FLUNCH, please complete this form (there will be 10 spots and a short wait list): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17YPoCip4uOoFgWxO8-_7_cI7a0jFegwVjVYmw2-i_Z0/editRead More
Join us for a fundraiser for Parkinson's on April 13th from 10AM-1PM and enjoy some Bruegger's bagels, muffins, coffee, and tea! This event will help raise awareness for Parkinson's research and all proceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.Read More
Elections are just around the corner for the 2014-2015 Neuroscience Majors' Union Executive Committee! Please take advantage of the opportunity to lead the undergraduate neuroscience community of Duke by applying to one or more position. We will be holding a General Body Meeting on Monday, April 7th at 6:30 PM (location TBA) for members to get the chance to know the candidates, which will be followed by the election itself. If elected, your term will begin immediately and continue through spring 2015. Please email your completed application and/or any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 PM on Thursday, April 3rd.Keep in mind that your provided answers will be available to the NMU for voters to make an informed decision. Thank you! We look forward to receiving your applications!Read More
Come mingle and celebrate with friends and professors at the end-of-year social! Come listen to our graduation with distinction students as they present their research projects. We will be handing out our new neuroscience T-shirts, too! Come early because they will go quickly! Sweet treats from Ben & Jerry's, Nosh, and Oscar Williams will be on site! Where: LSRC Atrium When: April 22nd, 2014. 4:30pm-6pmRead More
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Academic Links for Current Neuroscience Students
- Major & Minor Requirements
- Worksheet (matric. <2013)
- Worksheet (matric. 2013+)
- Research Opportunities
- Current NEUROSCI courses
- Neuroscience Library Guide
Neuroscience Student Organizations
Summer Research Opportunities in Neuroscience for Duke Students
Hilary Bowman '15, Neuroscience (Bachelor of Science)
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Research: I’m working with Dr. Hariri and grad student Liz Victor to understand the neural mechanisms behind risky sexual decision making.
Thoughts: For me, neuroscience is a beautiful intersection of the sciences and humanities. Not only do we study the chemistry and biology involved, but we also seek to understand how these affect the way we interact with the world around us.