Program Overview

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in the rapidly expanding array of neuroscience-related disciplines. Students chart their course through one of two areas of concentration: Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience or Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience.

If your interests lie in the molecular underpinnings of the nervous system, you will probably feel most at home in the Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience concentration, which is housed in the Department of Biology.  Working closely with Biology faculty, you will participate in unlocking the mysteries of neurogenerative disorders such as those that cause Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's disease.  For those who are fascinated by behavioral psychology, the Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience concentration, which is housed in the Psychological Science Department, may be a better fit.

Students in the Neuroscience major select one of the following concentrations: