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Undergraduate Neuroscience


“The way I approached choosing a concentration was simply going through the handbook, looking at the required classes for each concentration, and deciding what appealed to me – neuroscience had the greatest number of courses that I would have chosen to take as electives anyway, so it was an obvious choice! The diversity of classes available to choose from also allowed me to tailor the concentration to my particular interests, and has led to an incredible experience overall!”

In Neuroscience, students investigate the biological mechanisms that underlie behavior as well as how brains process information. We study the nervous system at every level: from the macroscopic (behavior and cognition) to the microscopic (cells and molecules).

Consequently, the questions that neuroscientists ask are wide-ranging: how do electrical and molecular signals allow neurons to process and transmit information from the environment? What guides the development of the immense number of precise connections in the nervous system? How can the complex signals of many thousands of active neurons be recorded and interpreted? What causes the profound behavioral deficits in Alzheimers disease or Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Interested in these kinds of questions?

Ready to explore one of the greatest mysteries of biology?