Pursuing a major or minor in Neuroscience at Austin College will help you to:
- Understand the human brain and how it functions
- Understand and describe how the central nervous system (CNS) develops, matures, and maintains itself.
- Analyze and understand neurological and psychiatric disorders and potential methods to prevent or cure them.
Renee Countryman, Director
Meet the Faculty
Renee A. Countryman, Director
Courses Taught: Behavioral Neuroscience, Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology, The Neuroscience of Learning & Memory, Clinical Neuroscience
Meet Our Alumni
Carina Parikh ’13
Completing majors in psychology and mathematics, Carina was involved in research in biopsychology and completed an honors thesis in psychology. She participated in several summer internships, in work ranging from an after-school program for children with behavioral issues to an analyst for Avelo Mortgage, and then with a zoologist in his lab at Oklahoma State… [Read More]
Nick Pernik ’18
Major: Neuroscience; Minor: Biology Nick is currently a resident in neurosurgery of University of Tennessee. He earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern (Class of 2022). While at Austin College (Class of 2018), Nick majored in Neuroscience with a minor in Biology. In his senior year he defended an honors thesis in neuroscience with… [Read More]
Kylie Menocal ‘18
Major: Public Health Minors: Neuroscience, Leadership Studies From: Plano, TX Research background: I have been active in research for three years, completing research projects in Neuroscience, Psychology, Community Health, and Civic Engagement. Her Neuroscience research was published in the peer-reviewed, on-campus research journal ACUMEN in 2018. Kylie successfully defended her Public Health Honors Thesis identifying the… [Read More]
Jeremy Swisher ’17
Jeremy Swisher graduated Austin College in 2017, majoring in Biochemical Neuroscience and minoring in Exercise and Sport Science. As an ESS minor, Jeremy crafted an Honors Thesis in the discipline. He is now achieving his MD at Texas A&M HSC College of Medicine.
George Melchor, Jr. ’17
Major: Biology – Minor: Neuroscience – Bio: George S. Melchor, Jr. graduated from Austin College in January 2017, with a B.A. in Biology and a minor in Neuroscience. He originally transferred to Austin College from Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde, Texas, in the pursuit of a robust education in the biological sciences. While attending,… [Read More]