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Neuroscience Program

Neuroscience

Neuroscience is a unique, interdisciplinary study of the development, organization, and function of the nervous system and its relationship to behavior and cognition in human and nonhuman animals. Because this requires an integration of knowledge from multiple levels of analysis, the neuroscience major at Hendrix College offers an interdisciplinary approach calling on methodologies from biology, psychology, philosophy, chemistry, and computer science.  Students are given the tools they need to pursue the study of neuroscience including foundational knowledge and the opportunity to pursue appropriate research experience in the field.  The flexibility in electives allows students to focus on their own interests in biology, psychology, philosophy, and computer science, or even a unique interdisciplinary specialization. Working closely with their advisors, the neuroscience major prepares students with a competent interdisciplinary undergraduate foundation for graduate studies in a variety of fields.