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Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior is one of the fastest-growing and largest concentrations in the Life Sciences, and as such great peer and institutional resources are in place for you to succeed and thrive in your Barrett Honors Experience!
Any Barrett student who is considering majoring or minoring in SOLS Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior should contact the lead FHA.
Thesis/creative projects within NPB are dominantly lab-based research studies, typically with experimental components and with the aim of preparing a publication-quality document that summarizes your work, findings, and their implications. Students should assemble a three-person committee, led by the student's PI. It is traditional for a student to tackle a project that buds off of ongoing work in the PI's lab.
The student should begin searching before their senior year for a PI and lab in which to work, in order to gain the necessary experience and skills to develop his/her own independent Barrett honors thesis research project. He/she may look to become part of our undergraduate research program (SOLUR), which will further assist in the student's professional research development and career.
Students traditionally gain research experience early in their career (by their junior year), in order to settle into the main lab in which they'll perform their thesis work in their junior and/or senior year.