Undergraduate

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Undergraduates interested in studying the many disciplines comprising Mind Brain Behavior are attending Harvard at a particularly exciting time. The University has committed its enthusiasm and resources to developing undergraduate programs in MBB by taking advantage of both the intellectual innovations possible in new combinations of traditional disciplines and the knowledge and structure those traditional disciplines provide.

The Mind/Brain/Behavior interfaculty initiative offers a number of opportunities for undergraduates:
• activities open to all students interested in mind, brain, and behavior
• a secondary field program of study open to all undergraduates
• tracks of study open to students in participating concentrations (currently Computer Science, History and Science, Human Evolutionary Biology, Linguistics, Neurobiology, Philosophy, and Psychology)

All students interested in MBB:
• are part of a vibrant, interdisciplinary community of scholars (faculty, postdoctoral and other researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students), brought together with a variety of community-wide lectures and panels each year
• may take MBB courses as space is available
• are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Harvard Society for Mind/Brain/Behavior, a very active and diverse student organization

Students in MBB tracks or the MBB secondary field:
• get enrollment priority in MBB interdisciplinary seminars
• take part in the annual junior symposium, a day of talks and discussions with leading scholars from Harvard and beyond
• are eligible for funded research fellowships to conduct thesis research the summer before the senior year
• take part in interdisciplinary senior workshops groups where MBB track students can explore the broader implications of their (thesis) research
• receive occasional invitations to conferences, colloquia, and speaker receptions