The Neuroscience Major and Interdisciplinary Minor at Davidson

Neuroscience introduces you to a field of science that has experienced an explosion of information and technological innovation and provides you with an opportunity to explore the biological substrate of all our moral and mental faculties.

The major in neuroscience is available through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS). You may apply for the major through CIS. The curriculum development efforts align with recommendations from the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience.

An understanding of how the brain, the "organ of consciousness," functions and endows human beings with the capacity to know, to feel, and to value, requires a multidisciplinary research effort. In keeping with the liberal arts tradition, the interdisciplinary minor provides you with an opportunity to explore another dimension of our humanity—the biological substrate of all our moral and mental faculties.

As a neuroscience student, you'll have a variety of career paths available to you, including neuroscience research and education, medicine, law, clinical neuropsychology, physical therapy, drug rehabilitation, pharmaceutical or biomedical marketing, journalism, computer science, and K-12 education.

Courses You Might Take

PSY 310

Psy Res:Design & Analysis

Instructors 
Boyd, Eiler

Introduction to psychological research. Descriptive, correlational, and experimental methods of research will be examined. Primary focus on data analysis including descriptive statistics and inferential statistics with emphasis on analysis of variance. Mandatory weekly computer lab. Recommended in…

PSY 301

Psy Res:Perception & Attention

Instructor
Munger

Research methods, concepts, and empirical findings in perception and attention are examined in lecture and extensive laboratory experience. Course explores how a physical stimulus impinges on sense organs and is subsequently processed and understood by perceptual systems (e.g…

BIO 373

Research in Biology III

A third semester of continued , original field, bench, and/or modeling laboratory or other original research under the direction and supervision of a Biology faculty member who reviews and approves the research topic and methodology.  Research is presented at the…