Jul 19, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025 
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

Neuroscience (B.S.)

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Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to develop an understanding of the brain at a cellular and behavioral level using knowledge and skills gleaned primarily from the fields of Biology, Psychology, and Chemistry. Students develop statistical and laboratory skills which are applied in a capstone experience in the field. The Neuroscience program prepares students for work in biological and clinical laboratory settings and for graduate work in Neuroscience and related fields including Neurology, Neuropsychology, Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Medicine.

Student Learning Outcomes for Neuroscience major:

Students will be able to:

  • Describe brain function at a cellular and behavioral level from an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Effectively convey an evidence-based analysis of neuroscientific research and theories through oral and written formats.
  • Effectively demonstrate laboratory techniques used in neuroscience research, doing so in accordance with accepted safety standards.
  • Apply neuroscientific concepts in clinical or research settings.

Requirements for the Neuroscience Major:

Elective Courses

Students must complete 12 credits among all listed electives. Electives need not be from a single emphasis category, though this may be advisable. Students who want to pursue additional electives are encouraged to consider a minor in Biology, Biochemistry, Psychology, or Cognitive Science.

Capstone in Neuroscience

Students must complete 4.00 credits via one of the following courses.

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