About the NBB Program

NBB brain logoThe Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology (NBB) major is an interdisciplinary program that provides a unique science background and an excellent foundation for advanced studies in biological and behavioral research as well as medicine. NBB has become one of the "signature" programs of Emory College and has over 500 majors and approximately 140 students each year graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree. The program draws upon the resources, expertise, enthusiasm, and commitment of a diverse faculty, including representatives from biology, psychology, anthropology, chemistry, philosophy, and the School of Medicine. The NBB faculty includes 25 members who have been designated Emory Distinguished Professors by the Office of the Provost and 14 winners of the Emory Williams Teaching Award, Emory University's highest award for excellence in teaching.

In the NBB program, students can undertake independent laboratory research with Emory faculty, engage in challenging faculty-student interactions, and participate in seminars and special events that often present distinguished guest speakers. Qualified senior NBB majors can participate in the NBB Honors Program and become members of Nu Rho Psi, Emory's neuroscience honor society. NBB majors also have the unique opportunity to study with researchers affiliated with the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society, and the Neuroscience Initiative. NBB majors also have the opportunity to be involved in study abroad programs with St Andrews in Scotland, Melbourne University in Australia, and summer study in Paris, France where students are able to complete an NBB core class and an elective.