Center for Neuroscience, Mind & Behavior


The J.P. Scott Center for Neuroscience, Mind & Behavior at Bowling Green State University is an interdisciplinary research center that is comprised of faculty, post-doctoral researchers, graduate, and undergraduate students from the Departments of Psychology, Biology, Communication Disorders and Philosophy, who are pursuing interdisciplinary programs of research that advance understanding of the dynamic relationship between the nervous system, mind, and behavior. Our general mission is to offer a mechanistic understanding of integrated systems of behavior at levels of analysis that bridge individual molecules, cells, and circuits with mental processes and cognition. We welcome and encourage participation of faculty and students with interdisciplinary research interests in the neural or cognitive sciences that contribute to the broad Center mission at any level of analysis.


Come learn about the brain and mind with our BGSU neuroscience and behavior team.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Neuroscience are expected to be able to:

  • Understand the scientific process and the design and implementation of experiments;
  • Evaluate evidence and differentiate between scientific fact and unscientific arguments;
  • Present scientific information in oral and written formats appropriate to scientific and nonscientific audiences;
  • Understand the basic principles of neuroscience, behavior, and the integration of the two fields;
  • Read and comprehend primary research literature of the biological sciences;
  • Be prepared for post-baccalaureate studies in psychology, biology, neuroscience, or medical school, or for entering the private sector in areas related to their training.

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Neuroscience program will undergo Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2019-20.

Professional Licensure (If applicable)
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Neuroscience program does not lead to professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Neuroscience program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

Updated: 06/10/2021 04:02PM