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  Dec 15, 2017
 
2017-18 Catalog

Neuroscience and Persons (NAPS)


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The career concentration in neuroscience and persons is designed to introduce students to the fascinating study of the nervous system and its relationship to our personhood. The 21st century has been referred to as the “Century of the Brain,” a time during which tremendous effort and career opportunities will occur as we try to understand the nervous system and treat its numerous health-related disorders. The NAPs program prepares students for graduate school, medical school or other professional training in neuroscience or its many contributing and cognate areas such as biology, psychology and health-related fields generally. This interdisciplinary program will prepare students for careers in basic and applied research and teaching (e.g., in pharmaceutical, biotechnology and academic settings), as well as careers in traditional health-care fields (e.g., medicine, nursing, psychology, counseling and all areas of mental health). There are two options: the standard program provides a basic background for fields related to neuroscience and persons generally, whereas the neuroscience concentration provides a more intensive science background preparing the student for entrance to graduate or post-graduate professional programs in neuroscience and medically related fields.

Neuroscience and persons: standard program


Required courses:


  • Completion of a biology, chemistry, computer science, philosophy or psychology major (other majors with approval)

Choose one option:


Capstone research experience - choose one:


  • Approved off-campus summer undergraduate research experience

Total credits required beyond major: 26-34


Note:


*Recommended option

Neuroscience and persons: neuroscience concentration


Required courses:


  • Completion of a biology, chemistry, computer science, philosophy or psychology major (other majors with approval)

Choose one option:


Capstone research experience - choose one:


  • Approved off-campus summer undergraduate research experience

Total credits required beyond major: 49-57


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