Professor Richard Lewis, department chair
Professors Johnson, Lewis, Parfitt, Weekes
Associate Professors Glater, Levin
Director and Assistant Professor King
Laboratory Coordinator, Zacarias
Chris Schabow, academic coordinator
Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system and behavior. Neuroscientists explore the molecular and cellular basis of neuronal function, how systems of neurons process information, the way in which functions are represented in the brain, the evolutionary development of the nervous system and neural mechanisms of behavior and nervous system disorders. Because many of the emerging approaches to understanding the nervous system require a firm foundation in biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, mathematics and computer science, students majoring in neuroscience are required to take basic courses in a wide variety of science disciplines. Studying neuroscience in a liberal arts environment allows students to explore neuroscience connections with genetics, pharmacology, sensory physiology, computation and imaging, comparative evolution, and psychological science. The Neuroscience Major prepares students for graduate study in neuroscience, medicine and for other careers that benefit from a solid foundation in science.
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