Welcome to Neuroscience at the University of Nevada, Reno
Neuroscience is concerned with the study of nervous system and exists at the intersection of multiple fields of study, including biology, computer science, engineering, medicine, psychology, physiology, and more. The field involves studying the structure, operation, development and malfunctions of the nervous system. Neuroscience is widely recognized as among the most significant frontiers in modern science.
Advances in neuroscience are widely recognized as crucial to addressing a wide range of health challenges including the growing epidemic of age-related neurological impairments. Neuroscience research is also fundamentally impacting basic sciences and is central to current computational and big-data initiatives. The importance of understanding basic neural mechanisms has been further embraced by a wide range of traditional academic disciplines leading to entirely new areas of study such as neuroeconomics and neuroesthetics.
Students and faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno have the unique opportunity to study within this specialized area of research with access to cutting-edge technology, such as a new functional MRI facility—a partnership between our Center for Integrative Neuroscience and the Renown Health medical center.
Our undergraduate major is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in both systems-based and physiological approaches to understanding the brain, preparing students to pursue professional work or advanced studies.
Master of Science in Neuroscience
We offer advanced training in the fundamental concepts and methods in modern neuroscience. The foundation in core concepts and research skills will prepare students for advanced graduate studies or careers in industry.
Our interdisciplinary Integrative Neuroscience Graduate Program trains students in the exploration of brain science, from cellular mechanisms to cognition and human behavior to develop the next generation of highly skilled neuroscientists.
Our multidisciplinary research center brings together neuroscientists from across campus to foster complementary and synergistic approaches to understanding the brain and neurological disorders and provide funding for graduate assistantships. Our core facilities consist of our Neuroimaging Resources (MRI, fMRI, EEG, fNIRS and confocal microscopy) and our Special Populations Database (focused on unusual brain conditions).