NY State Program Code: 37863 HEGIS Code: 0425.00 CIP Code: 26.1501
Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary study of how the brain and nervous system functions to generate behavior, emotion and cognition. With improved understanding of brain functioning, the research and work of neuroscientists will help to better understand neurological and psychiatric disorders that affect quality of life and lead to death. Neuroscience integrates fields of study in biology, psychology, chemistry, and computer science. The field of Neuroscience includes the study of cellular/molecular neuroscience—an examination of how genes and molecules regulate nerve cell function; behavioral neuroscience —an examination of how neural systems produce integrated behaviors; cognitive neuroscience—an examination of how neural substrates create mental processes and thought; and computational neuroscience—an examination of how mathematics and computer models are used to comprehend brain function.
This is a 53-55 credit major that requires students to take the following: 1. foundation courses (29-30 credits); 2. a one year capstone experience (6 credits); and 3. an area of concentration in either Molecular Neuroscience (16 credits minimum) or Cognitive Neuroscience (15 credits minimum) together with at least one related course (minimum 3 credits) outside the chosen concentration (breadth requirement).