The major in Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program of 15 courses (minimum) designed to provide students with an appreciation of diverse approaches to understanding the function of nervous systems, as well as the ability to conduct investigations within a particular subfield of interest.
The major provides good preparation for graduate work in biology, psychology, neuroscience, and a variety of other programs including medical school or other graduate health professions programs. Admission to particular advanced degree programs may require additional course work.
Students majoring in Neuroscience complete (1) a common core program, (2) a sequence of 4 electives determined in consultation with an advisor in neuroscience, and (3) a 1- or 2-semester thesis on a topic related to the 4 course sequence.
Primary Contact: Professor Melissa Coleman, Convener