2023-2024 Pomona College Catalog 
    Sep 23, 2023  
2023-2024 Pomona College Catalog


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Professor Richard Lewis, department chair

Professors Johnson3, Lewis, Parfitt, Weekes1
Associate Professors Glater, Levin

Director and Assistant Professor King
Assistant Professor Burns
Visiting Instructor Zhu
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, how functions are represented in the brain, the evolutionary development of the nervous system 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. 

1On leave Fall 2023 2On leave Spring 2024 3On leave 2023-24



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