Neuroscience studies how the brain and nervous system acquire, process and integrate information from the environment and how this information brings about behavior of an organism.
Our program builds on Concordia’s outstanding reputation in the sciences. But we are distinctive. Not only are we an interdisciplinary program that includes courses in biology and psychology, but we emphasize the physical sciences – particularly chemistry.
As neuroscience researchers find it necessary to understand the brain and nervous system from a molecular point of view, you’ll have an edge.
The current trend in science is to understand nature from multiple perspectives. A neuroscience minor complements majors in psychology, biology or chemistry.
Our students frequently work with faculty on research projects like gene regulation of behavior in lupus-prone mice.Special Opportunities
Michael Larson '09
Director of Music and Arts Ministry at Lutheran Church of the Cross in West Fargo, N.D.
Psychology Major; Neuroscience and Chemistry Minors
My liberal arts education and experiences at Concordia prepared me to see life as something to be investigated and lived, rather than a series of checkpoints on a planned path.
Stephanie Brolsma ‘13
Medical Transcriber for four emergency rooms in Twin Cities metro
Biology Major; Neuroscience and Chemistry Minors
I was continuously challenged by our study of the body’s most complex organ to analyze the world I live in. My classes were interactive and my professors encouraged an environment where I could express my opinions and develop ideas.
Dr. Darin Ulness
In the broadest sense, my hope is that a person is able to come to Concordia and get the foundational knowledge they need - whether that's in Chemistry or whatever field they are in - so that they can go on and do wonderful things for society. And to do it in a way that makes them happy.