Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

We are in an era of intense interest in neuroscience, the field of scientific inquiry focused on elucidating how the brain gives rise to cognition, learning, and behavior. The Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience degree is an interdisciplinary major administered by the Department of Biology and the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, in cooperation with the Iowa Neuroscience Institute. Our curriculum ensures that students have broad exposure to the study of neuroscience, from molecules and cells to behavior and cognition. Additionally, students will be required to have sufficient grounding in cognates, such as chemistry and physics, to provide them with a deeper understanding of the methods and discoveries of neuroscience.

Those Neuroscience majors who wish to continue their studies in graduate (Ph.D.) or medical (M.D.) school will be rigorously prepared to do so through our integrated curriculum. Neuroscience majors will have the opportunity to pursue Honors research in the major, working in the laboratories of top neuroscientists across campus, including all members of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute.

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Neuroscience Curriculum
Example Plan-Of-Study for Pre-Med Neuroscience Majors

For more information, please contact:
Anna Gaw
Senior Academic Advisor, Biology

Debra Johnson
Academic Coordinator, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Janeil Page-Jamison
Senior Academic Advisor
C106B Seashore Hall