Experience what it's really like to work in the field of Behavioral Neuroscience.

Real-world, hands-on learning sets R-MC's Behavioral Neuroscience undergraduate program apart from other colleges. You'll have a variety of opportunities to conduct original and relevant research in the field of behavioral neuroscience including senior projects, summer research with R-MC's Schapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) and class projects. 

monkey with studentFrom Laboratory to Field Study
In addition to classroom studies, you'll be exposed to sophisticated laboratory and quantitative techniques in the R-MC Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory; additionally, students have an opportunity to observe several species of primates at the R-MC Primate Field Laboratory at the DuMond Conservancy in Miami, Florida. New opportunities are also emerging that will allow students to track and observe wild raccoons at various out-of-state field sites.

Psychology Professor Massimo Bardi recently took students to Japan to observe wild snow monkeys (Japanese macaques). Travelers investigated the issue of animal culture, which has been debated in several disciplines, including ethology, zoology, sociology, and comparative psychology. They also experienced a unique opportunity to study one of the most intriguing primate species, snow monkeys, by conducting observational research at the Arashiyama Park. Monkeys at this location are wild, but are accustomed to humans because feeding stations have been maintained since the early 1950s.

Various internship settings will also give you real-world experience. This level of study will set you apart from students at other schools who don’t have this unique advantage. R-MC's Edge Career Center and dedicated faculty assist students in finding the perfect internship opportunity.

The Edge is an intensive four-year program that prepares students for life after college. Located within The Edge Career Center, it gives students a competitive advantage in the job market or graduate-school admissions process.

"Seeing the Japanese macaques in their natural environment is not something that everyone gets to experience. There are so many things students learn by taking a travel course. You gain confidence and learn how to interact with different people."
Ella Groner '19