Apr 15, 2024  
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Neuroscience


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Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience provides an interdisciplinary study of the nervous system, from the molecular level to gross brain anatomy, which advances the understanding of the relationship between brain function and thought, emotion, and behavior. The major integrates multiple scientific domains, especially biology and psychology, philosophy, and all STEM disciplines, to understand the human (and nonhuman) brain, mind, and behavior. The goal of the major in neuroscience is to offer students interested in the field an in-depth opportunity to participate in an integrated course of study focusing on the biological foundations of behavior. An important aspect of the program is engaging students in active, experiential learning in both laboratory and classroom settings to explore the frontiers of this interdisciplinary field and prepare students for postgraduate study and careers in neuroscience-related fields. Consistent with the central tenet of a liberal arts education, students majoring in neuroscience are given considerable flexibility in selecting electives.

The major requires that students complete nine foundational courses, including an integrated senior-year capstone in Neuroscience, and five additional elective courses, for a total of 14 courses. A minimum of one 4-CR lab course is required at the 300-400 level in any of the Approaches or Perspectives defined below. A minimum of one course from each of the two approaches is required. AP credits can count toward the major if accepted in the Department in which the course is listed.

It is not allowed to double major in Neuroscience and Biology or in Neuroscience and Psychology. However, a major in Neuroscience and any other major or minor on campus is allowed.

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience Approaches


Philosophical and Historical Perspectives


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