St. Lawrence’s Class of 2021 is full of world travelers, budding authors, student-athletes, leaders, outdoor adventurers, and future doctors. They leave St. Lawrence after forming lifelong connections with Laurentian mentors, exploring endless curiosities, and pursuing new passions.
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.
What do science labs look like in a COVID-19 world? Faculty members like Associate Professor of Biology and Psychology Ana Estevez are finding creative solutions to prepare for the upcoming academic year.
A day in the life of a St. Lawrence student looks different these days. That’s especially the case for one Laurentian who is also spending her time saving lives in her hometown.