Undergraduate before

Undergraduate Training in Neuroscience

Neuroscience Major

The new undergraduate neuroscience major offers a BA or BS in Neuroscience. Major-specific coursework includes core courses and electives that span 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. Students may choose electives for breadth or focus on an area such as molecular or computational neuroscience. The Honors degree involves a thesis based on significant experimental research.

For more information visit the course catalog: http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu/thecollege/neuroscience/

To read through the information booklet on the undergraduate major, click here

Please direct all questions to the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Neuroscience:

Peggy Mason
Director, Undergraduate Major in Neuroscience
Professor, Department of Neurobiology
University of Chicago
neuromajor@uchicago.edu

Please direct all questions regarding the Honors Program to:

Elizabeth Grove
Honors Director, Undergraduate Major in Neuroscience
Professor, Department of Neurobiology
University of Chicago
neurohonors@uchicago.edu

Specialization in Neuroscience

Students majoring in biological sciences who complete the three required courses on the list that follows will be recognized as having completed a specialization in neuroscience.

Learn more

Computational Neuroscience Minor

Computational neuroscience is a relatively new interdisciplinary area of inquiry that is concerned with how components of animal and human nervous systems interact to produce behaviors.

Learn more