The departments of biology and psychology jointly administer this interdisciplinary major. Neuroscience majors concentrate in a cellular (biology) track or a behavioral (psychology) track, and all majors take courses in chemistry and statistics. In addition to the core requirements, students can select coursework across a wide variety of disciplines, for example computer science and study abroad offerings. Many students engage in collaborative research with faculty on important topics such as attention deficit disorder, autism, and neurodegenerative disorders. The yearly Brain Blast event provides a fun opportunity to teach local schoolchildren about how real brains work.
Graduates often continue their education in health-related fields, such as medicine or nursing, and some enter graduate programs in neuroscience, counseling, or applied behavioral analysis. Many go on to work at research institutions and on large research projects.