Important Information for Neurobiology Majors:  NTP 500 - Neuroscience Seminar has been changed to ZOOLOGY 500. This is still the same class. Also, ZOOLOGY  524 - Neurobiology II: An Introduction to the Brain and Behavior, is no longer offered. If you are looking for the equivalent replacement course, that is PSYCHOLOGY 454 - Behavioral Neuroscience.


Welcome to the Neurobiology Major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison!

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The Neurobiology Major within the College of Letters and Sciences is designed to give students a solid foundation in basic biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics before going on to study neuroscience at the molecular, cellular, and systems levels. The Neurobiology Major has recently been developed as a result of a decade of growing undergraduate participation in, and excitement about, the Neurobiology Option within the Biology Major. This enthusiasm was taken to the next step by the exhaustive work of our founding Program Committee in partnership with the administration of the College of Letters and Sciences and the Zoology Department to craft the current Major in Neurobiology. The goal of our interdisciplinary major is to provide students with a rigorous education in neuroscience principles that will prepare them to move on into the job market or to continue on and obtain a professional degree. UW-Madison is one of the leading research universities in the world with more than 90 faculty engaged in neuroscience research. Undergraduate students in our Major will have access to these faculty members in formal classroom environments and also through undergraduate research opportunities. The Neurobiology Major Program Committee is committed to increasing opportunities for students in neuroscience and helping students accomplish their academic goals at UW-Madison. 



Registrar Deadlines Spring 2017
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