Neuroscience

International Undergraduate Program-of-the-Year
 

Programs of Study

Sciences have always been a part of the liberal arts at Baldwin Wallace. Successful, modern science almost always involves teams of investigators bringing a variety of skills to bear on empirical questions.
Neuroscience offers a good example of using information from a variety of traditional disciplines (e.g., Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Anthropology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Philosophy) to answer complex questions about the brain and behavior.  Neuroscience education gives our students a context within which they may study the many traditional disciplines associated with the field.  Further, in keeping with the liberal arts tradition, the neuroscience concentration provides our students with an opportunity to explore another dimension of our humanity -the biological substrate of all our mental and behavioral faculties.
 

The Curriculum

Neuroscience majors take several courses to learn about the brain and then take a further concentration in Psychology, Biology, or Chemistry.  This curriculum allows students to graduate with two majors: Neuroscience and one of the three Life Sciences listed above.

Major in Neuroscience

Neuroscience Majors must meet the published requirements of the Biology Major (minimum of 36 hours), Chemistry Major (minimum of 35.5 hours), or Psychology Major (minimum of 43 hours), and also successfully complete the courses specified below. Neuroscience Majors will have the option of receiving either the B.A. or B.S. degree. Consistent with the College's policy on the awarding of two Bachelor's Degrees, Neuroscience Majors may not be awarded a second bachelor's degree by utilizing the same major they used (e.g., Psychology, Biology or Chemistry) to earn their Neuroscience degree. 

Minor in Neuroscience

Baldwin Wallace University offers an interdisciplinary minor in Neuroscience. This minor grew out of the recognition that modern science frequently draws upon multiple disciplines to answer difficult questions. The study of the brain presents such a scientific challenge. Further, the minor was established in recognition of the many recent advances in brain sciences and the corresponding increase in the number of graduate programs and employment opportunities in this field.

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