About the Program
What You'll Learn
The Neuroscience program at Westminster aims to make educational opportunities available to students who want to understand the role of the nervous system in behavior. Throughout the course of this program, students will:
Plan of Study
In order to successfully complete our neuroscience program and obtain a bachelor’s degree, you will take four years of classes. In the first year, you will take chemistry, psychology, and an introductory course on the brain and behavior. During the second year, you will explore the areas of statistics, genetics, cell biology, and research. In your third year, you will choose neuroscience electives like behavioral, cognitive, and cellular science, and in your final year you will delve into advanced topics in neuroscience.
Liberal Education Courses
You must complete the WCore program or join the Honors College (and complete requirements) to fulfill your liberal education credits.
Introduction to Brain and Behavior
Learn about the biological bases of human behavior. Through this course, we will explore topics like the central nervous system structure, function, and development, as well as discuss emotional and cognitive processing inside the brain.
Advanced Topics in Neuroscience
Explore current topics in neuroscience, including memory, decision making, traumatic brain injury (TBI), autism, and addiction. This class will give you the opportunity to read important literature and propose research experiments that allow you to incorporate both a molecular-cellular and behavioral analysis.