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2015-2016 Catalog

Neuroscience

Faculty

Associate Professor Dearworth (Biology), Acting Chair 

Why do nerve cells die when you develop Alzheimer’s disease? Does your brain change after you become dependent on heroin? Answers to these questions as well as many others is the goal of neuroscience, one of the hottest fields of study today. This interdisciplinary field explores the development, structure, and behavioral consequences of the nervous system.

The bachelor of science program, directed jointly by the psychology and biology departments, helps students understand nervous systems from a variety of scientific perspectives. Hands-on learning opportunities are emphasized through laboratory courses and student-directed research experiences. Although not required, students are encouraged to pursue independent study, advanced research, or honors.

Neuroscience Courses