This exciting and rewarding degree program with a myriad of applications is one of the most popular on campus with nearly 500 declared majors.
The interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience is offered jointly through the Departments of Biology and Psychology. The program offers comprehensive training in brain sciences, with Psychology courses offering a cognitive/systems perspective and Biology courses ranging from animal behavior to neurons and molecular mechanisms.
The mission of the program is to provide students with comprehensive training in the foundations of modern neuroscience from the cellular to the 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. The degree is targeted for students who plan to continue with graduate studies and is designed to provide them a rigorous foundation competitive for graduate and medical school.