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The Neuroscience Signature Program is a joint venture by the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Medicine. Faculty from both colleges have created an outstanding curriculum that will allow students to investigate the organization, development and function of the nervous systems and their relationship to behavior, cognition, and disorders.
Combining diverse subjects such as psychology, biology, genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, physics and computer science, neuroscience offers students with a broad interest in many disciplines of science a place to develop their understanding of many fields of study. The neuroscience major is also popular with students pursuing careers in areas including (but not limited to): medicine, research, clinical psychology and pharmaceuticals.
Lindsay Milich, neuroscience, talks about what makes neuroscience unique and student passion across campus.
Neuroscience is the scientific study of the brain and the nervous system. Neuroscientists investigate the organization, development and function of the nervous systems and their relationship to behavior, cognition and disorders. It combines diverse subjects such as psychology, biology, genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, physics and computer science. Neuroscience is an ideal field to develop interests in many scientific disciplines.
A strong scientific education with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience will prepare students for entry into many career fields and graduate/professional programs. The following are some of the fields that graduates with bachelor’s degrees in Neuroscience can enter: biomedical research, pharmaceutical sales, hospital administration, laboratory technician/management, public service, psychiatric assistance, teaching and technical writing.
Takes a historical approach to gene discovery in neuroscience: spanning classic mutagenesis studies in simple invertebrate systems to the mapping and identification of neurological disease genes in humans, with stops along the way to explore unique genetic systems and studies, such as the Stanford dog narcolepsy project.
Basic principles of the anatomical and neurophysiological organization of the nervous system.
An introduction to experimental study of human memory and cognition.
Exploration of the interactions among hormones, brain and behavior through an integrative approach.