Jul 21, 2024  
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog


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View the Neuroscience Faculty. 

The Major

Our program brings together scientists from diverse disciplines committed to teaching and research aimed at understanding the mind, brain, and functions of the nervous system. Neuroscience encompasses multiple levels of biological organization ranging from molecular mechanisms of cellular physiology to complex behavior and cognitive processing. This comprehensive understanding includes comparative, evolutionary, and computational approaches to the neuroscience of human personality, society, and disease.

Neuroscience is a formalized program within the interdisciplinary studies major. Students wishing to declare their major in Neuroscience should contact Professor Porter in the Psychology Department for advising.

Program Objectives:

  • To provide all of our students with a broad based understanding of the neurosciences, with the opportunity to focus their studies in advanced topics.
  • To prepare students for advanced study at the graduate and professional level, including cellular and molecular physiology, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, and the biomedical fields.
  • To promote student engagement in original and independent research.
  • To foster interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving through a diverse faculty, the curriculum, symposia, and additional neuroscience-related events.

For success in the Neuroscience Program a student must:

  1. Achieve a high level of performance in introductory coursework in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and psychology.
  2. Demonstrate mastery of the concepts in required coursework and their interdisciplinary application to neuroscience.
  3. Develop a clear focus in elective coursework and research experience in collaboration with a faculty advisor/mentor.

Students who have successfully completed this program are prepared for graduate study, careers in academic and biomedical research, medicine, and health care related fields. 

Programs and Course Descriptions




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