Our major comprises unique, interdisciplinary courses and electives from other areas of science and mathematics. Understanding the complexities of the nervous system requires a strong, interdisciplinary foundation and the practice of multiple approaches toward solving challenging problems affecting the nervous system. With our emphasis on learning neuroscience by doing neuroscience and ample opportunities for community engagement, service learning, science communication, original research, and more, you’ll have an edge when applying for graduate and professional programs or landing your first job in neuroscience.
As a neuroscience major, you will:
- Enjoy a competitive edge when applying for health professions programs, neuroscience research, or industry employment.
- Take courses designed specifically for neuroscience and taught by faculty from four disciplines.
- Engage in hands-on laboratory and service-learning opportunities.
- Complete a learning experience outside the classroom, such as an internship, independent study or a research project.
Neuroscience | Major and Minor
Study how the brain and nervous system acquire, process and integrate information from the environment. Evaluate how this information affects behavior of an organism.
ACS Chemistry | Major with a concentration in neuroscience
This degree is of value for students pursuing an advanced degree in chemistry or a related field.
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