Neuroscience is the study of the structure and function of neurons and how they are assembled to produce behaviors.
Neuroscience was implemented as a new interdisciplinary major in 1999, replacing the Psychobiology Program and providing a strong foundation in neuroscience and related courses.
Our students benefit from small classes and investigative labs in their introductory and advanced courses.
Our majors graduate with a liberal arts background and a strong foundation in neuroscience which allows them to proceed to medical school or attend top-ranked graduate neuroscience, cognitive science, and psychology Ph.D. programs, including UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, Duke, and Northwestern.
The best proof of the success of the Neuroscience Department:
- 60 percent of our graduates proceed to medical school;
- 20 percent of our graduates continue on with graduate work in neuroscience, psychology, or neuropsychology;
- 10 percent of our graduates pursue careers that intersect with neuroscience—for example, patent law or work in the biotech industry.