Bachelor in Neuroscience

General

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Program Description

About

At Lawrence, students approach the study of neuroscience through a deliberately interdisciplinary program.

In a quest to understand the brain and nervous system—and how they respond to stimuli or thoughts, from the level of molecules to behaviors—Lawrence offers neuroscience through an intensive interdisciplinary approach that draws on the strengths of our biology, chemistry, and psychology programs.

You might enjoy this if you're interested in

  • Understanding how humans and animals think
  • Studying learning, memory, behavior, or other mysteries of the brain and nervous system
  • Finding cures for neuropathologies and making scientific breakthroughs
  • Using your intelligence, perseverance, and creativity to work on challenging problems with no known solution
  • Working closely with professors and independently in labs conducting research

Lawrentians sometimes pair neuroscience with

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Cognitive science
  • English
  • Environmental science
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Religious studies
  • Psychology

Life After Lawrence

Lawrentians can enjoy careers in

Medicine, neuroscience, scientific research, chemistry, nursing, physical therapy, veterinary medicine

Recent employers include

Columbia University Medical Center, Oregon Health & Science University, The Salk Institute, Rosalind Franklin University, Sigma-Aldrich

Lawrentians can earn advanced degrees in

Neuroscience, medicine, biology, psychology, public health, education

At places like

Emory University, University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, Wake Forest University

Components of the Major

All of the following:

  • Integrative Biology: Cells to Organisms
  • Integrative Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems
  • Comparative Physiology
  • Topics in Neuroscience
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Psychopharmacology and Behavior
  • Brain and Behavior I
  • Clinical and Affective Neuroscience

Two of the following:

  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Developmental Biology

Two of the following:

  • Animal Behavior
  • Morphogenesis of the Vertebrates
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Perception
  • Learning and Conditioning
  • One of the following statistics-based courses:
  • Experimental Design and Analysis
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics

The Chandler Senior Experience

You will work closely with neuroscience program faculty to develop your Senior Experience from either a psychology senior capstone, biology senior capstone, or a neuroscience independent study. 

Recent Senior Experiences include:

  • The Role of daf-19 in Non-Ciliated Neurons: How is Neural Development Regulated by Different daf-19 Isoforms?
  • Without Conscience: The Principle Factors That Differentiate the Development of Successful Versus Unsuccessful Psychopathy
  • Of Snails and Brains: The Story of Neuropeptide Y and Parasitism
Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

Lawrence University is a top-ranked private residential liberal arts college and conservatory of music that is devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. Located in the welcoming Midwestern the s ... Read More

Lawrence University is a top-ranked private residential liberal arts college and conservatory of music that is devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. Located in the welcoming Midwestern the state of Wisconsin, with 15% of its 1,500 undergraduates coming from more than 50 countries beyond the U.S., the Lawrence community is one of the most internationally diverse in the country. A proud member of the Colleges That Change Lives the organization, Lawrence is devoted to an engaged learning approach that develops abilities that are highly valued by graduate schools and employers. Read less