The Behavioral Neuroscience graduate program is a research-oriented program that aims to understand behavior at all levels of organization within the nervous system. Our program draws students from a broad variety of scientific backgrounds, coming from both the social and natural sciences, but they share a few common traits: profound curiosity, and a real energy and enthusiasm about science.
Boulder is a highly livable city of just over 100,000, including 29,000 students. Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains at 5,430 feet above sea level, Boulder has over 300 sunny days a year, with warm, dry summers and snowy (but relatively mild) winters.
Boulder is surrounded by a buffer of green space, and recreational opportunities abound. There are over 200 miles of public hiking and biking trails, including many within walking distance of campus. Boulder Creek flows past campus and through the middle of town, surrounded by a green belt and multi-use path. Many ski areas are nearby–including Eldora Ski Resort, which is accessible by public bus. Rocky Mountain National Park is also nearby.
The University of Colorado campus is centrally located, and most graduate students choose to live in apartments or shared houses in easy walking, biking or busing distance from campus. An excellent bus system (free with a student pass) provides access to the wider Boulder area, Denver, the airport, and skiing.