There are diverse courses and research opportunities in cellular and behavioral neurobiology for undergraduates at the University of Oklahoma-Norman.
Courses include Introduction to Neurobiology (BIO 3833), which is specifically for undergraduates. In addition, many of the courses available to graduate students can be taken by undergraduates.
Undergraduates can major in neuroscience as an individually designed “planned program”.
Research opportunities are available as courses in Honors Research (for those in the Honors Program) and Independent Study. Students can also work for pay as student research specialists or can volunteer in a lab. Students are encouraged to contact individual CBN faculty to inquire about such opportunities.
Everyone interested in neurobiology, including undergraduates, is welcome to attend the weekly Current Topics in Neurobiology journal club/seminar series (a.k.a. Neuromunch). Undergraduates may also enroll in this as a 1-credit hour course (BIO 4871).
Undergraduates can volunteer each year to lead neurobiology demonstrations during Brain Awareness Week activities at the Science Museum Oklahoma, Science in Action Day at the Sam Noble Museum, the Women in Science Conference, and ScienceFest in Oklahoma City, as well as during occasional public school visits. Please contact us for more information.