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Neuroscience

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

 

Discover your brain!

 

Neuroscience is a rapidly growing field that draws from multiple disciplines, including biology, psychology, physics, chemistry, medicine, mathematics, engineering and beyond, with the nervous system and its functions serving as the common focus. From molecules to mental activity, our undergraduate students learn about the structure, function, biochemistry, pharmacology, evolution, development, genetics, circuitry, excitable properties and pathology of the human and animal nervous systems. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of neuroscience, our major prepares students for a variety of research, medical, health, pharmaceutical and human services careers.

Areas of study

  • Neuroanatomy
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Integrative Neuroscience
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • Epigenetics
  • Clinical Neuroscience

Career Options

  • Research Scientist
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Neuropathologist
  • Biomedical Science Journalist
  • Pharmaceutical Consultant
  • Patent Specialist
  • Public Health Administrator

Graduate Programs

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics

What’s special about this program?

 

Our faculty members are award-winning experts in a variety of areas such as developmental neurobiology, neural bases of learning and memory and brain plasticity. We engage in interdisciplinary collaborations with faculty across campus and throughout the community, including through Delaware’s first fMRI research facility. Students are exposed to multiple areas of emphasis and gain considerable research experience where they learn to design and conduct studies, analyze and interpret data and present their work.

Get involved

Nu Rho Psi Honor Society

McNair Scholars

Undergraduate Research Summer Scholars

Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity

Sample curriculum

BISC207

Introductory Biology I

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

MATH115

Pre-Calculus or higher

 

NSCI100

 

Psychological & Brain Sciences

UNIV101 

 

First Year Experience
 

University Breadth Course

 

 

Foreign Language Course

 

BISC208

 

Introductory Biology II
CHEM104

General Chemistry

 

NSCI320

Introduction to Neuroscience

 

PSYC209

 

Measurement & Statistics
 

University Breadth Course

 

 

University Multiculture Course

 

 

Foreign Language Course

 

 

Elective Course

 

  Discovery Learning Experience

PHYS201

 

Introductory Physics I

PHYS202

 

Introductory Physics II
 

PSYC/NSCI/BISC Electives

 

 

NSCI Core 4xx Requirement

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

  Elective Courses
                   

PSYC/NSCI/BISC Electives

 

 

 

NSCI Core 4xx Requirements
 

Second Writing Requirement

 

               

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses

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