Mind Brain Behavior tracks have been designed for students who wish to integrate their interests in mind/brain/behavior with their concentration, and who wish to pursue research as part of their learning experience. Students who complete the requirements common to all MBB tracks as noted below, as well as the requirements of their concentration, will be awarded a Certificate in Mind Brain Behavior in addition to their A.B. degree.
(Students must also complete requirements specific for their home concentration.)
Students must concentrate in one of our participating concentrations. Currently, these include computer science, history and science, human evolutionary biology, linguistics, neuroscience/neurobiology, philosophy, and psychology.
Senior Thesis Requirement
Students must write a senior thesis on a topic in mind brain behavior that has been approved by their concentration.
Students must complete the following three courses, which lay a foundation and address issues and topics relevant to mind/brain/behavior:
- Science of Living Systems (SLS) 20: Psychological Science, generally recommended first year. Neurosicence track students may take either SLS 20 or another MBB elective approved by neuroscience, and Computer Science track students take another MBB elective approved by CS instead of SLS 20.
- Neuroscience 80, also listed as Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) 80: Neurobiology of Behavior, generally taken sophomore year.
- Interdisciplinary Seminar in Mind/ Brain/Behavior, generally taken junior year.
Students must participate in two, non-credit, MBB-planned events that emphasize interactions among students across tracks.
- Interdisciplinary Symposium, junior year.
- Interdisciplinary Research Workshop in Mind Brain Behavior, senior year.
Students must complete a certificate application early in the second semester of their senior year. This year, the application must be filed by Friday, April 5th for May 2019 graduates. Note: Be sure to attach your course record to the application; this course record does not need to be an official transcript.