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Welcome from the Director

The behavioral neuroscience specialization of the Ph.D. program in psychology provides individualized, interdisciplinary training for research on the biological bases of behavior. Students receive training in statistics and design and participate in the university-wide curriculum in neuroscience. These courses introduce students to all aspects of contemporary neuroscience, from the molecular level to behavior. Advanced training is available in systems neuroscience, neural and behavioral development, psychopharmacology, neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, neurophysiology, and vision science. The curriculum trains students for positions in departments of psychology, medical center departments, and industry.

Facilities available to students in the program include the research laboratories of the Department of Psychology and the Schools of Medicine and Optometry.

Faculty research interests include neurochemistry, development, vision, audition, control of movement, obesity, health psychology, cognitive science, psychopharmacology, human psychophysiology, learning and cognitive processes, aging, and cardiovascular regulation. Our program faculty members are listed in the Behavioral Neuroscience brochure.

Admission to the program is highly competitive. In the past, successful applicants have presented scores above 600 on each section of the GRE General Test, and a grade point average of at least 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale). A background in both psychology and the life sciences is also required. Previous experience in research is recommended.

The department attempts to provide financial support in the form of fellowships or assistantships for all students admitted into the program.

 


Why join the UAB Behavioral Neuroscience program?

 
     Jennifer DeBerry 
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     Graduate Student  (Video)

  
 
    Amber Shaffer
     Behavioral Neuroscience
     Graduate Student  (Video)

What are the advantages of the Behavioral Neuroscience program?

 
    Jennifer DeBerry
     Behavioral Neuroscience
     Graduate Student
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     Amber Shaffer
     Behavioral Neuroscience
     Graduate Student  (Video)

Research in Behavioral Neuroscience

 
     Jennifer DeBerry
     Behavioral Neuroscience
     Graduate Student
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Living in Birmingham

 
     Jennifer DeBerry
     Behavioral Neuroscience
     Graduate Student  (Video)

 
     Amber Shaffer
     Behavioral Neuroscience
     Graduate Student  (Video)