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.
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Neuroscience is a rapidly advancing, interdisciplinary field with relevance to all aspects of our everyday lives. As a highly interdisciplinary field, neuroscience requires an in-depth study of the nervous system at multiple levels of analysis—including molecular, genetic, cellular, and systems levels.
The interdepartmental Neuroscience Co-major offers students the opportunity to pursue an in-depth exploration of the biology of individual nerve cells organization of nerve cells into a functional nervous system and the role of the nervous system in behavior and cognition.
The co-major is multidisciplinary, including coursework in biology, psychology, chemistry and statistics. It 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. Students in the co-major must also be enrolled in, and complete, a primary major; the co-major cannot be taken as a stand-alone major.
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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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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.
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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.
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Neuroscience, Zoology, Pre-Medical Studies, and Music
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