About

Neuroscience seeks to understand the nervous system and its functioning at levels ranging from that of molecules interacting with cell membranes to that of brain systems serving cognitive functions such as language. Dramatic recent progress has been made at all levels, and the field is growing explosively.

At Johns Hopkins, researchers in the departments of Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Cognitive Science, and Psychological and Brain Sciences, as well as at the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute and the School of Medicine, study the nervous system at many levels. Their presence provides the opportunity for innovative, interdisciplinary programs that offer a broad perspective of the field of neuroscience, as well as more advanced training in one of four areas of concentration:

  • Cellular and molecular neuroscience
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Systems neuroscience

The undergraduate program in Neuroscience offers a BS in neuroscience as well as a five-year combined BS/MS program.