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What is neuroscience?

Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field of study that focuses on the structure, function and role of the nervous system in human health and behavior. Research in neuroscience is multifaceted, spanning the range from cellular and molecular mechanisms, techniques to measure brain activity and functional brain imaging, to cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. The degree program is jointly administered by faculties from the Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology and the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.

What will I study?

Students who pursue this degree are enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and will receive broad-based liberal-arts training, with a focus in a STEM-Health discipline. The Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience core provides a strong foundation in the biological, natural and social sciences and in research methods. Elective courses allow students to tailor their interests towards various sub-areas in the field of neuroscience.

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