The Neuroscience major (designated as a pre-major) is the study of the nervous system.  It emphasizes the study of the human brain and areas of human thought, emotion and behavior.  Neuroscience spans many academic fields, including biology, psychology, and chemistry.  Courses develop a thorough understanding of the nervous system and related disorders.  Available courses include:

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Clinical Neuroscience
  • Introduction to Neuroscience
  • Learning and Behavior
  • Special Topics in Neuroscience

Students have the opportunity to work with professors in and out of the classroom.  Field studies and individual research projects are part of the program.  Most graduates continue their studies and research through graduate or medical school.  Others focus on the research aspect of the science and work in medical or neuroscience labs. 

Baylor offers several Living-Learning Centers, which are housing opportunities designed to place students of common interests together.  The Science & Health Living-Learning Center is a residential option available for pre-health students.  Students are able to collaborate with each other as well as science faculty and medical researchers. 

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