What it's all about

Neuroscience, the study of the nervous system, advances the understanding of human thought, emotion and behavior. Neuroscientists use tools ranging from computers to special dyes to examine molecules, nerve cells, networks, brain systems and behavior. From these studies, they learn how the nervous system develops and functions normally and what goes wrong in neurological disorders.

You might take classes such as:

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

Graduates of this major go on to:

  •  pursue graduate study in neuroscience or a related discipline
  •  pursue graduate study in medicine or a related health-science (e.g., pharmacology)
  •  work in a medical clinic lab
  •  work in a neuroscience lab