Keck Neuroscience Program

W.M. Keck Science Department

Thomas Borowski, PhD, Program Director

Keck Neuroscience Program

W.M. Keck Science Department

Thomas Borowski, PhD, Program Director

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Keck Neuroscience Program

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The major in Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program of 16 courses designed to provide students with an appreciation of diverse approaches to understanding the function of nervous systems, as well as the ability to conduct investigations within a particular subfield of interest. Students majoring in Neuroscience complete:

  1. A common core: Includes seven courses and three electives.
  2. A sequence of four electives determined in consultation with an adviser in Neuroscience, and
  3. A two-semester or one-semester thesis on a topic related to the four course elective specializations. Students who choose the one-semester thesis option are required to take 5 course electives.

The major provides good preparation for graduate work in biology, neuroscience, and a variety of other programs including medical school or other graduate health professions programs. Admission to particular advanced degree programs may require additional course work.

Neuroscience sequences help students specialize in core areas of neuroscience, including:

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