As you read these words, 100 billion neurons in your brain have already fired approximately 600 times each. This is a remarkable amount of activity—and it’s only scratching the surface of the immensely complex mystery of the human brain. In the neuroscience minor, you’ll explore how the brain impacts thoughts, emotions, learning and behavior—and how it changes with factors like injuries, disorders and prescription drugs.
As a neuroscience student, you will study under invested faculty who are faithful mentors, gifted teachers and active researchers. Gordon’s intensely hands-on approach affords you opportunities to complete internships in your area of interest, do lab work with our 40-channel EEG brain imaging machine, and engage in publishable research (with a faculty member or on your own) on the neuro-physiological aspects of language, memory, anxiety, moral decision making and more.
You will be prepared to pursue top-notch graduate programs in neuroscience, and to make significant contributions in a variety of careers, including:
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Extend your learning beyond the classroom through an off-campus internship, or take advantage of multiple opportunities to present and publish research as an undergraduate student—either by joining active faculty projects or carrying out your own.
Pack your bags and broaden your horizons through a Global Education program.
Most students pursue the neuroscience minor to augment their major in kinesiology or psychology. However, neuroscience is a highly interdisciplinary field, so you may choose to major in another related field such as biology, chemistry or mathematics.