BS in Neurosciences

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Welcome to the Department of Neurosciences!

Together, the Department of Neurosciences at the School of Medicine (SOM), and the Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), have established a course of study and training for the BS in Neurosciences. Information about the major can be found on the Biology website, key courses are taught by Neurosciences faculty, and research can be conducted with faculty throughout the SOM and the CAS as well as with neuroscience researchers at Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Holden Arboretum or Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Our faculty strive to understand how the nervous system develops and functions and how it is altered by disease, injury, or environmental factors. We investigate how circuits in the nervous system are assembled, how they function, and how disease and trauma can result in disorders of the nervous system. It is our privilege to do so while training the next generation of neuroscientists.

If you are considering a major in Neuroscience, get to know us better by checking out our faculty pages and our latest publications, or browse the links below that will help familiarize you with the field. 

If you have already decided to major in Neuroscience, check out our Quick Links to requirements for the major, research in neuroscience, and courses offered by our department.

Welcome to the field!