The neuroscience concentration introduces you to a field of science that has experienced an explosion of information and technological innovation.
An understanding of how the brain, the "organ of consciousness," functions and endows human beings with the capacity to know, to feel, and to value, requires a multidisciplinary research effort. In keeping with the liberal arts tradition, the concentration provides you with an opportunity to explore another dimension of our humanity-the biological substrate of all our moral and mental faculties.
The neuroscience concentration is administered by the Neuroscience Advisory Committee. The faculty liaison is Professor Julio Ramirez.
You should submit a written proposal to the Advisory Committee by the last day of the spring semester of the junior year. The proposal should specify the courses that will be used to satisfy the concentration requirements. If any of the courses are to be independent studies, research courses, or seminars, you must provide the Advisory Committee with a complete description of the courses before the semester of enrollment.
Certification of completion of all requirements for the concentration is made by the Registrar upon recommendation of the Neuroscience Advisory Committee.
Additional information about the neuroscience concentration is available in the College Catalog.