Goals of the Neurobiology Major

Upon completion of the Neurobiology Major, it is our expectation that all of our students come away having a fulfilling experience combined with an understanding of what it takes to attain a high level of achievement. We have developed a set of goals that will help all students realize this expectation. By completing our requirements, students in the Neurobiology major will receive a strong background in basic science and mathematics, plus upper level study in cutting edge neuroscience topics that will provide a student with the skills they need to be successful in any career path.

Graduates of the Neurobiology major will be able to:

  • Appreciate the ionic basics and mechanisms of excitable membranes, synaptic transmission, and neurotransmitter function.
  • Feel confident about their understanding of and ability to discuss central and peripheral neuroanatomy, and the function of a variety of well-studied neuroanatomical pathways.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the principles underlying motor function, sensory systems, autonomic regulation, cognitive functions and emotional regulation
  • Critically analyze how experimental tools in neuroscience and other related fields can answer questions in neuroscience research.
  • Evaluate how specific physiological and pathological perturbations might alter neuronal function at the molecular, cellular, synaptic, and systems levels.

​​Please see our 4-year plans, to begin planning your own path to sucess.