Explore the function of the nervous system and how it regulates behavior, and examine some of the fundamental questions of human nature.
Neuroscience is the interdisciplinary study of the nervous system and its relationship to mental processes and behavior. At the heart of the field are biology, psychology and chemistry.
Because many of the emerging approaches to understanding brain function require a firm foundation in several disciplines, you may take courses in several departments, including mathematics, physics, psychology and computer science.
Studying neuroscience in a liberal arts environment allows you to explore a variety of topics such as neuropharmacology, psychopathology, sensory systems, mathematical physiology, neuroimaging, neurogenetics, neuroethology and the social brain.
What You’ll Study
- Core courses in biology, chemistry, math and psychological science
- Cell and molecular neuroscience
- Systems-level neuroscience
- Human Neuroscience
- Additional electives in science and neuroscience
- A senior experimental thesis, or project thesis