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Degree Awarded: B.S. in Neuroscience

Students majoring in neuroscience will gain a rich, transdisciplinary understanding of how behavior and cognition can be explained from a biological perspective and gain familiarity with the computational tools used to analyze complex behavioral data. The curriculum involves courses from anthropology, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, philosophy, psychological science, and statistics. Students in neuroscience will engage in educational and experiential learning activities that will prepare them for careers in many fields including neurobehavior, pharmaceutical testing, medicine, biomedical research, psychological science, social science, and computational neuroscience. Learn more about the Neuroscience major from current faculty and students in a recent Northerner article.



What can you do with your degree?  A major in neuroscience can lead to many different careers.

Graduates can have careers as researchers, educators, and in many other professions (such as business, psychology, healthcare, computational fields, public policy, etc.). This program also prepares students for many professional and graduate programs including advanced neuroscience, animal behavior, medicine, and psychology. 

Experiential Learning

Students will complete an experiential learning project, putting into practice skills and knowledge they learn in their courses. This might involve undergraduate research, an internship, or a study abroad experience. These opportunities are provided by faculty from the Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Sociology, Anthropology, adn Philosophy, and Psychological Sciences departments, the Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics (CINSAM), local businesses, research laboratories, and government agencies. 

Program Contact Information

Dr. Christine Curran
Director, Neuroscience Program
Professor, Biological Sciences