Neuroscience is one of the fastest growing undergraduate programs in the College. Students will gain a depth of understanding in neuroscience, from the cellular and molecular bases of nervous system function to a systems-level approach to the study of brain behavior relationships. They will gain a comprehensive understanding of the relation between chemical, biological and neural systems as they relate to behavior and of the neurobiology of disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s disease.
The B.S. degree in neuroscience is designed for students who have an interest in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience and who are interested in pursuing graduate training in neuroscience, applying to medical school, or obtaining a research-related position in biotechnology, the life sciences, or the pharmaceutical industry.
The neuroscience major provides interdisciplinary training in basic scientific principles in the life and physical sciences that are necessary for an understanding of nervous system function, as well as training in the fundamental principles of neuroscience and opportunities for more advanced training in specific topics in the field.