Area Coordinator: David Jentsch, PhD
The Behavioral Neuroscience program at Binghamton University is unique in several respects.
BNS Curriculum and Program Requirements Forms
- BNS MS & PhD Course Requirements (pdf, 61.7kb)
- New BNS Master's Degree Guidelines (pdf, 53.7kb)
- BNS Preliminary Exam Check Sheet (pdf, 68.9kb)
- BNS Course Schedule When Entering During an Even Year (pdf, 42.1kb)
- BNS Course Schedule When Entering During an Odd Year (pdf. 42.1kb)
Visit the degree requirements page for more information about how to complete a degree in Behavioral Neuroscience.
The program in behavioral neuroscience offers intense research experience throughout the student's graduate training. Coursework appropriate to the student's field of interest is emphasized in the first several years and specialized seminars are available throughout the student's graduate career. A beneficial aspect of the environment at Binghamton University is the extensive network of collaborative research projects among our research laboratories, and also between our own faculty/students and researchers outside Binghamton University, including several foreign scientific groups.
A Unique Program for Each Student
We do not believe that all graduate students should fit into the same mold so we individualize training in our program for each of our graduate trainees. No two students follow the same course schedule or engage in the same research activities. Students choose the details of their areas of study in collaboration with their graduate mentors.
Our program is also designed to foster collegiality and cooperation among laboratories. We support students conducting collaborative research within and across laboratories within our department or with other programs at Binghamton University and other institutions.
Center for Development and Behavioral Neuroscience
The Center for Development and Behavioral Neuroscience is funded by Binghamton University and brings together many faculty and graduate students with common interests from multiple research backgrounds within the behavioral neuroscience field. Both the center and the department frequently sponsor guest scientists as colloquium speakers or as visiting researchers.
Student Acceptance and Support
The Behavioral Neuroscience Program is highly selective, accepting only a few students each year. While prior academic performance, test scores and letters of recommendation are considered by the faculty, another important factor for admission is a convergence of research interests between prospective students and the faculty.
Students are supported with tuition waivers and teaching or research stipends. This allows students to devote a large amount of time to their own research and education. Given satisfactory progress, financial support may be expected throughout a student’s graduate training.
2014 Newsletter (.pdf, 12mb)
2012 Newsletter (.pdf, 1.2mb)