Majors & Minors


Major, Minor

Degree: Bachelor of Science

At the heart of the neuroscience major is understanding how the human brain – one of the most complex structures in the universe – works.

With its focus on the relationships among brain function, cognitive processing and behavior, neuroscience is a truly interdisciplinary field, one that is ideal for studying in a liberal arts environment that promotes connections among disciplines.

As a neuroscience major at Union, you will begin your studies with a variety of core courses in several departments, including biology, computer science, philosophy and psychology. Then you will select one of three tracks for specialization:

  • Bioscience: Focuses on the biological basis of neural development, function and plasticity
  • Cognitive: Addresses how neural networks and brain mechanisms give rise to specific mental processes and behavior; or
  • Computational: Emphasizes issues related to developing computational models of neuronal and mental processes.