The Neuroscience major will train students for the emerging opportunities in psychology, medicine and science. The interdisciplinary program in Neuroscience includes coursework in psychology, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and philosophy. These courses will teach how signals in the brain underlie important processes such as memory, learning, and sensory perception and lead to the understanding of pathologies such as schizophrenia, dementia, and developmental disorders. Upon completing the Neuroscience major students will be prepared for advanced study in graduate programs and medical school.
The rapidly evolving technology of neuroscience is allowing researchers to ask new questions and make dramatic progress in understanding brain function and related disorders. Students in this program are engaged in conducting research with faculty in Psychology and Biology. Current research experiences include the use of cellular and molecular methods, electroencephalographic (EEG) techniques, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and a wide variety of psychophysiology measures to investigate neural development, language, attention, sensory perception and pain management. Students will also have the opportunity to apply their knowledge through internships at a variety of clinical settings.