Mind, Brain, and Behavior Sciences
Requirements for Honors Eligibility: 14 half-courses

Students interested in integrating serious study of the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior with thoughtful attention to sociocultural, philosophical, and historical questions raised by those sciences may pursue a Mind, Brain, and Behavior (MBB) focus in History and Science, developed in collaboration with the Standing Committee on Neuroscience and the University-wide Mind/ Brain/Behavior Interfaculty Initiative. (Mind, Brain, and Behavior tracks are also available in Human Evolutionary Biology, Computer Science, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Psychology.) Requirements for this program are based on those of the Science and Society track, except that:

  1. At least three of the five sociocultural half-courses should be historical in nature. Up to two courses may be taken in an auxiliary area, such as:

    1. Health and Science Policy

    2. Medical Anthropology

    3. Religion and Ethics

    4. Philosophy of Mind & Behavior

  2. The four half-courses in science must include Science of Living Systems 20 (or Science B-62 or Science B-29 for students in the classes of 2010 and 2011); the remaining three half-courses in science must include MCB 80 (ordinarily in the sophomore year), and at least two advanced science courses that focus in one of the following areas:

    1. Cognitive Systems

    2. Psychopathology

    3. Human Evolutionary Biology

    4. Child Development and the Brain

    5. Computational Neuroscience

    6. Neurobiology.

    7. In some circumstances, courses from two areas may be combined.

  3. Students pursuing the MBB track are also expected to participate in the University-wide MBB research milieu, including a non-credit senior year seminar for MBB thesis writers.