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Neuroscience
Neuroscience

Major & Minor

Are you fascinated by the human brain and how it works on the most basic, microscopic level—and how those chemicals and cells ultimately contribute to who we are as a person? As a Neuroscience student, you will take courses in biology, psychology, chemistry, and philosophy to build a foundation for understanding the study of the brain and nervous system from molecules to behavior and thought. You will spend your four years involved in laboratory experiences that encourage hypothesis-driven problem solving and exposure to experimental design, data collection, statistical analysis, and communication of science to varied audiences.  

Student Research

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Examining the Effects of Sucralose on Attention Span and Neuroinflammation in a Rodent Model

Examining the Effects of Sucralose on Attention Span and Neuroinflammation in a Rodent Model

Caroline Fowler

S100B and Tau as Salivary Biomarkers of mTBI and Subconcussive Blows in Asymptomatic Division III Football Players

S100B and Tau as Salivary Biomarkers of mTBI and Subconcussive Blows in Asymptomatic Division III Football Players

Mackenzie Bolen

Sugar, Addiction, and Memory, The Ongoing Investigation of Sugar Consumption

Sugar, Addiction, and Memory, The Ongoing Investigation of Sugar Consumption

Rebecca Paul, Storm Simonin, Michelle Zhu, & Deron Dwomo-Bediako 

The Effects of Nature Walking Versus Urban Walking on Salivary Stress Markers Alpha Amylase and Immunoglobulin A in College Students

The Effects of Nature Walking Versus Urban Walking on Salivary Stress Markers Alpha Amylase and Immunoglobulin A in College Students

Megan Goyal

Finish in Four*

with the skills to launch your career 

Being a great neuroscientist

isn’t all about skills in the lab! Your four-year academic experience will strengthen and refine your skills in communication, critical thinking, and collaboration. Upon graduation with a major in neuroscience, you will be prepared to: 

  • clearly communicate the results of scientific work in oral, written and electronic formats to both scientists and the public at large; 
  • demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking and analytical reasoning as applied to scientific problems; and
  • design and carry out scientific experiments and accurately record and analyze the results of such experiments. 

Explore our Graduate Outcomes to learn more about what our graduates are doing today. 

Program Highlights

Adams Observatory

All thoughtful and scientifically trained people are called to lead at some point in their lives. The STAR Leadership program works to ensure that graduates are not only well prepared to work in STEM fields but are also empowered to lead in their careers and communities.

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Meet our Faculty

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Popular Courses

  • Behavioral Neuroscience  
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience 
  • Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience 
  • Ethics and Medicine 
  • Psychopharmacology 
  • Clinical Neuroscience