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Science, Sustainability, and Environment



  • Oxford
  • Co-Major
  • On Campus

Delve Into the Nervous System

Neuroscience is the study of nerve cells, how they’re organized into a functional nervous system, and the role of this system in behavior and cognition. Course work draws from biology, chemistry, psychology, and statistics. You’ll complete this program in conjunction with a primary major.

Contact Info

Kathleen Killian, Ph.D. / Jennifer Quinn, Ph.D.

Chief Departmental Advisors

Department of Biology / Psychology

212 Pearson Hall / 100 Psychology Building /

513-529-3100 / 513-529-2400

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Curriculum and Courses

Core courses include introductory biology, cell biology, biopsychology, and physiology. In addition to a year of chemistry and statistics, advanced neuroscience courses in biology and psychology are taken.

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Course Catalog

Career Options

The Neuroscience co-major provides a basic framework for students planning advanced work at the graduate level. This curriculum will ensure a strong foundation in neuroscience along with a methodological and statistical mastery (one year of statistics) that is often lacking in neuroscience education at the undergraduate level.

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data


Heather Gamble
  • My research project is to observe participants connected to an EEG monitor, record data, and then create mathematical theorems about how people could have different cognitive architectures in each hemisphere of the brain.

    Heather Gamble ’19
    Neuroscience, Zoology, Pre-Medical Studies, and Music

Admission and Aid

This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins.

Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

You must be concurrently enrolled in and must complete another major at Miami University.

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