Major in Neuroscience

Major in Neuroscience

You Belong Here

You’re fascinated by all living things --- how they behave and think. You’re excited by scientific research and not overwhelmed by complex data. Neuroscience may be the major for you.

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Why UC?

One of UC’s newest offerings, the major in neuroscience provides students a program of intensive study and research into the structure, function, evolution, and development of the nervous systems of a wide variety of animals. Taught by accomplished faculty in biology and behavioral science, the program's focus is on sensory systems, processing systems, and motorsystems, with the goal of helping students understand the essential functions of these systems as well as similarities and differences across taxa.

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What You’ll Learn

The neuroscience curriculum centers on integration of the student's understanding of the nervous system at the cellular/molecular level (e.g., synaptic function, membrane potentials) with the organismal level (e.g., processing in cortical areas of the brain, behavior).

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Includes study and research related to the structure, function, evolution, and development of nervous systems of a wide variety of animals, broadly organized as sensory (input/afferent) systems, processing systems, and motor (output/efferent) systems.

 
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A Degree that Works

The major in neuroscience provides opportunities in many areas, including preprofessional preparation (preparing for medical school, dental school, veterinary school, or other allied health training), pre-graduate preparation (preparing for further training as a neuroscientist or scientist in a related field), or direct entry into the research field, either academic or private.

Taught by accomplished faculty in biology and behavioral science.

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