Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience


Overview


The interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience is offered jointly through the Departments of Psychology and Biology. The mission of the program is to provide students' comprehensive training in the foundations of modern neuroscience from the cellular to systems level, as well as basic and applied knowledge in general science, psychology, and biology that will allow them to master and critically evaluate knowledge in the field. Directed learning experiences are also included to develop research skills. A major aim of the program is to equip students with the knowledge and skills that will prepare them to successfully pursue graduate studies in a variety of basic and applied disciplines with a neuroscience focus, from cognitive and biological sciences to biotechnology and medicine.

Advising


All Neuroscience students should consult with an advisor on issues such as course selection. Advisement is offered jointly between the Department of Biology and the Department of Psychology. Additionally, Neuroscience students have a unique opportunity to seek advisement from a Professional School Advisor who can aid in preparations for professional graduate school programs (medical, dental, optometry, etc.).

Please see below for information on how to contact the appropriate advisor and how to schedule an advising appointment.

Lindsey Forbes
Academic Advisor for all Neuroscience Students
University Advising Center, PSAC 405
Email: lforbes@unr.edu
775-784-4684

Amy Altick
Faculty Advisor/Mentor for Juniors and Seniors (last names A-K)
Department of Biology  
Email: aaltick@unr.edu

Marena Manierka
Faculty Advisor/Mentor for Juniors and Seniors (last names L-Z)
Department of Psychology 
Email: NeuroAdvice@unr.edu

College of Science Academic Advising

Department of Psychology Academic Advising

University Advising Center

Faculty


Psychology (CLA)


Biology (COS)

  • Grant Mastick (Co-director), migration of neurons, formation of neural connections
  • Alexander van der Linden, neurogenetics of feeding and circadian rhythms
  • Scott Clark, migration of neurons, formation of neural connections
  • Chris Feldman, evolution & ecology of neuro-muscular junction
  • Thomas Kidd, migration of neurons, formation of neural connections
  • Anne Leonard, animal behavior & memory, behavioral ecology
  • Vladimir Pravosudov, animal behavior & memory, behavioral ecology & evolution

Physiology and Cell Biology (SOM)


Microbiology and Immunology (SOM)

  • Ken Hunter, neuroimmune interactions, multiple sclerosis, autism

Pharmacology (SOM)


Computer Science and Engineering (COEN)


Agriculture, Nutrition, and Veterinary Science (CABNR)

  • Stan Omaye, nutrition & aging, environmental health

Philosophy (CLA)




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Contact College of Science

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Fax (775) 784-4592
Email science@unr.edu
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Address University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557