The major in Neuroscience is designed for students with interests that intersect the fields of biology and psychology. Neuroscience focuses on the relationships among brain function, cognitive processing and behavior. Researchers in this field come from widely disparate backgrounds, including cognitive psychology, clinical neuropsychology, neuroimaging, neurobiology, neuroethology, biopsychology, physiology, neurology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, philosophy, genetics and computer science. Thus, research questions are considered from many different levels, and many different converging methodologies are used.
After taking a variety of courses including biology, psychology, computer science and philosophy, students select one of three tracks for specialization: