Undergraduate Major in Neuroscience

At the University of Chicago, there are several ways undergraduate students can incorporate coursework which spans the breadth of neuroscience, reflecting the interests of a large and diverse faculty in such research areas as neurodevelopment, synaptic physiology, cortical circuits, sensation, perception, motor function, reward and addiction, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, neural networks, machine learning, and the neurobiology of disease neuroscience into their academic experiences and careers. The new undergraduate neuroscience major offers a BA or BS in Neuroscience. Students may choose electives for breadth or focus on areas such as molecular or computational neuroscience. The Honors program involves a thesis based on significant experimental research.

Students are required to discuss curriculum goals and obtain approval for Neuroscience electives with the Neuroscience Major Director.  Students should fill out an approval form to be signed by the director before registration. For more information visit the College Course Catalog.

Lunch with the Neuroscience Major Director

Join the Neuroscience Major Director (Peggy Mason) and the Neuroscience Honors Director (Elizabeth Grove) for lunch. In this series of working lunches, we want to meet you, find out what you’re interested in, and also discuss the Neuroscience Major. We can talk about the required curriculum, electives, future plans, extracurricular activities (e.g. dissections) and of course neuroscience. Sign up for a lunch now and help build the Neuroscience major into the best program for you.

To register, please select your preferred date and fill out the corresponding form to choose your lunch. Lunch will be guaranteed to those who register before 4:00pm of the previous business day.

Au Bon Pain Menu

October 24th Lunch

This lunch will take place on October 24th at 12:00pm. The lunch will be held in the Grossman Institute (5812 S. Ellis), J-400C. 5812 S. Ellis Ave, Surgery Brain Research Pavilion, is the building just south of the bookstore on Ellis. As this is an entrance to hospital, you will be asked to present your ID at the security desk. Go to the left and then up to the 4th floor. Weave around to the right to reach J-400C. Additional information and directions will be sent in your confirmation email. For further questions, please email info@grossmaninstitute.org.

This event has reached its capacity. Please email info@grossmaninstitute.org if you are interested in learning about slots opening due to cancelations.

November 27th Lunch

This lunch will take place on November 27th at 12:00pm. The lunch will be held in the Grossman Institute (5812 S. Ellis), P-403. 5812 S. Ellis Ave, Surgery Brain Research Pavilion, is the building just south of the bookstore on Ellis. As this is an entrance to hospital, you will be asked to present your ID at the security desk. Go to the left and then up to the 4th floor. Weave around to the left to reach P-403. Additional information and directions will be sent in your confirmation email. For further questions, please email info@grossmaninstitute.org.

November 29th Lunch

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December 6th Lunch

This lunch will take place on December 6th at 11:30am. The lunch will be held in Abbott Memorial Hall (5812 S. Ellis), Ab217. 5812 S. Ellis Ave, Surgery Brain Research Pavilion, is the building just south of the bookstore on Ellis. As this is an entrance to hospital, you will be asked to present your ID at the security desk. Go to the right and then up to the 4th floor with elevators #41/#40. Make your first right then weave around to the left to reach Ab217. Additional information and directions will be sent in your confirmation email. For further questions, please email info@grossmaninstitute.org.

December 6th Lunch

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The Think Tank

TTT is a mobile neuroscience lab, powered by UChicago to accelerate diversity in STEM. Using a multifaceted strategy, TTT engages not only students but also their teachers and families to accomplish their mission of creating a scientific community that reflects the diversity found on our city’s streets.

To find out more about this program and how to get involved click here for more information.

The NEURO Club

The Neuroscience Education, Undergraduate Research & Outreach (NEURO) Club is a Registered Student Organization (RSO) at the University of Chicago centered around those interested in the field of Neuroscience and educating the on-campus and surrounding community about Neuroscience.

To find out more about this club and how to get involved click here for more information.

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