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Neuroscience student

Neuroscience

From Synapses to Self

The Mount takes an interdisciplinary approach to training future neuroscientists who can apply a broad-ranging skill set to address problems whose resolution would enhance the human condition. In studying the nervous system, students work with professors throughout the university, but especially in the Department of Psychology, to consider important questions: How do learning and memory work? How do we make decisions? How could we cure psychiatric and neurological diseases?

While neuroscience as a discipline has existed for more than a century, and many advancements have been made, the majority of the human brain remains a mystery. Innumerable opportunities exist to contribute to the cognitive, behavioral, molecular/cellular, or computational branches of this exciting science.

School of Natural Science and Mathematics

The neuroscience program is part of the School of Natural Science and Mathematics. Our goal as a department is to graduate women and men that are uniquely equipped to provide scientific perspective and solutions to the complex problems facing humanity.

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About the major.

Graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience are highly sought after in the marketplace, with professionals in managerial and research roles in the highest demand regionally. Neuroscientists seek resolutions to important societal issues, including substance abuse, mood disorders and neurodegenerative disorders. Considering the broad reach of neuroscience, the Mount curriculum gives students the opportunity to tailor their coursework to focus on a specific branch, including cognitive, behavioral, molecular/cellular, or computational.

With a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from the Mount, you’ll develop a well-rounded foundation in biology, chemistry and psychology. Majors will use this foundation to understand the multifaceted workings of the human brain through neuroscience specific course work. From there neuroscience majors will develop research and analytical skills through lab and computer science courses, ultimately leading to an independent senior capstone research project. Students will be given many opportunities throughout their Mount career to conduct neuroscience research, and have the chance to present novel work at conferences. Graduates of the program will be well prepared to assess technical, social and ethical challenges and to create and adapt to the future workplace.

With a neuroscience degree from the Mount, you’ll be positioned to apply your skills to your chosen application area including research technicians, clinical laboratory technologists, pharmaceutical sales representatives, science writers and medical/health service managers. Graduates are well prepared for advanced study in neuroscience, opening the door for careers as academic researchers, staff scientists and program managers who are dedicated to solving the mysteries of the brain.

Questions?

For questions about the neuroscience major, please contact:

Angy Kallarackal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Neuroscience
a.j.kallarackal@msmary.edu

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A Growing Field 42% Between 2016 and 2018, EAB Global Inc. found 42% growth in demand for bachelor’s-level neuroscience professionals.
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Our neuroscience program is unique with its computer science requirement – something that is sought by employers but not required by most other neuroscience programs.

Angy Kallarackal, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychology