the field of neuroscience, scientists investigate the molecular
levels of the nervous system, the systems within the brain (such
as vision and hearing), and the behaviors produced by the brain.
areas addressed by the study of neuroscience include cognition,
the pathology of aging, and the influence of drugs and hormones
on behavior. Concepts evolving in neuroscience right now include
Alzheimer's research, the study of the regeneration of neural tissue
after spinal cord injuries, and the biochemical basis of thinking.
neuroscience major emphasizes a collaborative interdisciplinary
approach to understanding the complex neural mechanisms involved
in the control of human or animal behavior. The major provides students
with a broadly-based, yet integrated, education focused on the relationship
between behaviors and biology at multiple levels.
neuroscience major is recommended for students who are considering
postgraduate careers in neurobiology, neuroscience, neuropsychology,
experimental psychology, pharmaceutical research, and medicine.
Students pursue graduate degrees in the medical field and basic
minor in neuroscience is available for those students who are interested
in the neural substrates of both normal and abnormal patterns of