Investigate the fast-growing field of neuroscience, by studying either the underlying biological mechanisms involved in psychopharmacology or the cognitive and emotional functions that shape an individual.
IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
- Expand your understanding of the functioning of the brain and its disorders
- Engage in real-world settings and gain exposure to various careers by visiting labs, practitioners, and institutes in the Copenhagen area
- Travel with DIS faculty on course-integrated Study Tours in Europe to meet with leading neuroscience researchers and practitioners
It’s a good fit if you study:
CORE COURSE OPTIONS
Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness + Lab
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Lab)
- Pre-Medicine/Health Science
Despite decades of scientific research and centuries of philosophical analysis, consciousness remains one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time. What is consciousness and which brain mechanisms shape the unique sense of self, implicit in all our thoughts and perceptions? How can we transform the subjectivity of human experience to an objective topic of research? Through the lenses of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, we explore both conceptual and methodological perspectives of relevance to the study of human consciousness. We critically analyze the obstacles and challenges inherent to the study of consciousness.
Week-Long Study Tour: Bologna-Florence
Psychopharmacology: Substances and the Brain
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisites: One course in neuroscience, physiological psychology, biological psychology, or cognitive psychology at university level.
Corequisite: Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness Research Lab
This course focuses on how the brain’s physiology is affected in different psychiatric disorders and under the influence of various psychoactive drugs, both legal and illegal. Course topics are approached from a biological, chemical, and psychological perspective. Concepts including neurotransmitters, basic neurobiology, psychiatric disorders, and psychoactive drugs are studied extensively.
Week-Long Study Tour: Frankfurt-Heidelberg or Munich
Visit our website for a complete list of over 250 additional electives!
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark or Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisites: One year each of biology and chemistry at university level.
Special Note for Auggies:
DIS applications are processed on a rolling basis, and they often reach capacity before published deadlines. In addition, some core courses fill up faster than others. So in order to have a strong application and the best chance of being offered a place on their program, and taking the core course you want, we suggest the following:
1. Apply early!
2. Submit a high quality application with an outstanding personal essay that addresses all of the points requested
3. Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements below, especially the 3.0 GPA
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at a four-year college or university in the United States or Canada, with at least three semesters completed at time of application
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Prerequisites for the core course(s) to which you are applying
- Academically compelling reason why DIS is a good fit for you
- Independence, self-reliance, and maturity necessary to obtain the benefits of studying abroad
- Enthusiasm for cultural engagement
- Willingness and ability to embrace the challenges of studying abroad
The Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarship Corporation offers $1,000-$3,000 scholarships for students studying abroad in Denmark!
Spring semester applications are Due by November 1.
Application and details available at www.umrsc.org