Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience

The undergraduate program in neuroscience offers a major in neuroscience that is distinctly interdisciplinary. Insofar as the field has grown considerably through integration across disciplines over the last few decades, a current understanding requires knowledge that spans traditional approaches. The major combines breadth of exposure to the field with the opportunity for depth of experience in one of three central domains of neuroscience: cellular & systems, cognition & behavior, and computational neuroscience. Students have access to the extensive resources and expertise of faculty across multiple departments and colleges throughout the University. A wide array of courses are offered through the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Health Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, and Psychological & Brain Sciences. Opportunities for independent laboratory research are available through departments in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, and Engineering, and at the Boston University School of Medicine, including the Departments of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Biochemistry, Neurology, Pathology, Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, Physiology & Biophysics, Psychiatry, and Radiology.