Neuroscience

Course Overview

As a Neuroscience student, you’ll combine fundamental principles of psychology, biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics to understand interactions between the human nervous system and behavior.

  • Be a brain mechanic when you help faculty research the brain mechanisms involved in neural and immune interactions, neurobiology of learning, memory, emotions, and the animal models of language disorders.
  • Get lab experience in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology.
  • Prepare for medical or dental school with the help of the Pre-Health Professions Program.
  • Join the active Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society or the Society for Neuroscience, and participate in speaker programs, service projects, and field trips.

Course Examples by Year

Fr

Principles of Life Sciences I and II
General Chemistry I and II
Principles of Behavior I and II

So

Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Biology
Organic Chemistry I and II
Organic Quantitative Analysis
Introductory Neuroscience
General Physics I and II

Jr

Microbiology
Genetics
Neuropsychology
Abnormal Psychology

Sr

General Animal Physiology
Biochemistry I and II
Fundamentals of Neuroscience
Psychopharmacology
Independent Studies

Where Graduates Go

Most Neuroscience graduates enter medical and dental school, while others work in research labs at medical schools, and pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies. Graduates also pursue advanced degrees in neuroscience, biology, chemistry, or psychology.