Neuroscience is a relatively young, exciting, and fundamentally interdisciplinary field devoted to the study of the nervous systems. Problems range from investigation of the evolution of nervous system in basal vertebrates to the application of neuroscience to education and law. Neuroscientists also seek to develop neurologically plausible models of human thinking, affect and behavior.
Neuroscience creates a context for scholarly conversation about the nature of mind, brain, and behavior. It engages experts in collaboration across diverse fields, including biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, engineering, linguistics, mathematics, medicine, philosophy, physics and psychology. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the major, the curriculum includes flexibility such that it can be customized to best prepare students for a variety of future careers.
Students studying neuroscience will be prepared to pursue professional programs (medical, dental, veterinary, clinical psychology, or other health professions) and graduate programs in areas such as neuroscience, biological sciences or psychology.
- Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Behavior: 124 total credits (with 103 as requirements)
- Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and Behavior: 120 credit hours (with 97 as requirements)
View the curriculum options for the neuroscience majors: Neuroscience and Behavior Curriculum (107kb PDF).
View a sample curriculum for premedical students (109kb PDF).
View the requirements for graduation with NSBH Honors (21k PDF).
NSBH Program Administration
Co-Director, Science: Joseph O’Tousa, Department of Biological Sciences
Co-Director, Arts and Letters: Bradley Gibson, Department of Psychology
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Nancy Michael, Department of Biological Sciences
Additional NSBH Steering Committee Members
Sunny Boyd, Department of Biological Sciences
Robert Rosenbaum, Department of Applied and Computational Math and Statistics
Anre Venter, Department of Psychology
Guangjian Zhang, Department of Psychology