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Requirements for the Ph.D. degree include:
  • one year of teaching experience;
  • a survey course in neurobiology and behavior;
  • and an orientation meeting with the Special Committee within the first three semesters at Cornell.

The field has no formal language requirement, but one can be imposed by the student's Special Committee. The field also requires each student to give a publicly announced seminar as part of the dissertation defense.

The field of Neurobiology and Behavior does not offer a Master’s degree.