Semester abroad at University of St. Andrews, Scotland

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    NBB Semester Abroad at University of St. Andrews

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The Emory Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Program (NBB) and the University of St. Andrews Schools of Biology and Psychology have established a unique type of study abroad exchange program.  The “Brain StEm” Program, represents the creation of a true “sister school” relationship between the extremely strong neuroscience and behavioral sciences programs at the two institutions.  The neuroscience program at University of St Andrews is a joint undertaking of the Schools of Biology and Psychology which both recently received top ratings from RAE, the national audit of research quality in UK university departments. What does all this mean for the students?  By implementing “The Institute of Behavioral and Neural Sciences (IBANS)”, rather than an a la carte approach to selecting courses, a coherent program of pre-approved courses has been put into place.

Approved Brain StEm courses for NBB

IBANS logoOverall curriculum and appropriate courses have been evaluated and selected by the faculty of each institution and faculty advisors are in place at Emory and St. Andrews to assist the students participating in “Brain StEm”.  Here at Emory this translates into a study abroad program that provides pre-approved equivalents for:  the required core courses- NBB 301, 302 & 402 (the study abroad equivalent of NBB 401); QTM 100, the required statistics & experimental design course; and thirty-two University of St. Andrew courses which can serve as electives for the NBB major!

For more information on the Brain StEm Program and the approved coursework for NBB students please visit the IBANS website.

For questions about the Brain StEm Program, please contact Nadia Brown at 404-727-4958 or at

Brain StEm Program details and eligibility


  • Good academic standing
  • REQUIRED minimum cumulative GPA 3.2
  • Admission is competitive

Students are required to meet with the Director of the NBB Program, Dr. Paul Lennard, before applying for the Brain StEm Program. Please contact Nadia Brown ( or Alan Weinstein ( to make an appointment.

Program details:

Information about housing, cost, and life at St. Andrews are best found on the Emory College Study Abroad page: University of St. Andrews Semester Program