Undergraduate Program Overview
The neuroscience major is a four-year B.A. degree based primarily on coursework and research, and is designed to provide rigorous preparation for advanced study in a Ph.D. program, medical/dental/law school, or industry. The program provides a broad overview of the field, as well as more advanced training in one of three specialized areas: cognitive, cellular and molecular, or systems neuroscience. Degree requirements are essentially the same for each concentration, except that the specific advanced courses and the nature of the laboratory research will reflect the student's area of concentration.
The Neuroscience Program Committee, led by professor Gregory Ball, Dean of Research and Graduate Education in the School of Arts and Sciences, is involved in coordinating course offerings, overseeing the program’s interdepartmental courses, making decisions about admission to the B.A./M.S. program, approving proposed research programs and mentors for students.