Why study Neuroscience at MC?
Neuroscience is a rapidly developing, interdisciplinary field of study that includes psychology, biology, and chemistry. The goal of neuroscience is to understand how the brain and nervous system respond to the environment and generate behavior. To answer these questions about the interaction of brain and behavior, it can mean looking at the biochemistry of individual nerve cells or examining mental processing or disease states, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Our program allows you to pursue your special interest at either the organismal level (Major in Neuroscience/Psychology Track) or the cellular level (Major in Neuroscience/Biochemistry Track). Students in both tracks share a common core of coursework in the basic disciplines, as well as introductory and advanced neuroscience courses, research design, and the opportunity to conduct independent research in one’s senior study. Students are prepared for graduate programs in neuroscience, psychology, neuropsychology, medicine, or positions in various biochemical, pharmaceutical, or neuropsychology settings.
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