Neuroscience


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Bachelor of Science
Major
School of Arts and Sciences
Four-Year Degree

Overview

Neuroscience is the scientific study of normal and abnormal development, structure, and function of the nervous system. It seeks to better understand the role of the nervous system and how we can affect its behavior. The Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience provides students with fundamental training in psychology, biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, as well as broad exposure to neuroscience. The curriculum provides students with an academic and experiential background for graduate study in the neurosciences and/or employment in a research setting. The program is designed to offer breadth of background while allowing a degree of specialization.

Key Benefits

  • Use event-related brain potential (ERP) equipment to explore electrical activity in the brain during a variety of cognitive states. This will give you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the equipment before you even get into the work industry.
  • Engage in research specific to the field. We strongly believe that investigation is a crucial aspect for learning. When students reach their own results and draw conclusions from them, they are not only memorizing theory but developing critical thinking and backing this up with evidence.
  • Our interdisciplinary senior seminar course is designed to demonstrate the integration of behavioral analysis across multiple levels.
  • Elective requirements allow for flexibility and specialization. The careful addition of related minors allow students to add additional depth in their area of specialization.

About the Program

What You'll Learn

The Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a breadth of coursework across Psychology and the Natural Sciences. Undergraduate research is prominent, and students are encouraged to explore relations between brain and behavior across multiple levels.

Students desiring further specialization are encouraged to pursue a relevant minor in combination with the major. For example, students interested in Theoretical Neuroscience may choose a minor in Mathematics, Physics, or Computer Science. Students interested in Clinical Neuropsychology are encouraged to pursue a minor in Psychology. Consultation with program advisors is crucial in preparing the best pathway for the individual students.

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Tuition and Aid

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We know you want an education where you matter—a place that will serve as a launchpad for a successful career and a meaningful life. We’ll work with you individually through every step of the financial aid process. From scholarships to grants and loans, we help you make it happen.

With the highest percentage of students who complete one or more internships in the state, our students hit the ground running with real-world experience. Plus, 90% of our students were either employed or attending graduate school within 5 months of graduating. With a Westminster degree, you don't have to choose between a successful career and a fulfilling life.

Tuition and Fees (2016–2017)

Full-Time Annual Tuition (12–16 credits)

$32,104 ($16,052 per semester)

Financial Aid

Average Total Financial Aid

$26,631 (merit scholarship,work-study, grants and loan funds)

Scholarships

You’ll be Automatically Considered for Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

In addition to general merit scholarships, we have other scholarship programs to support you throughout your time at Westminster.

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