Loyola University Chicago

Neuroscience Major and Minor

Neuroscience Major and Minor


  • Can brain cells regenerate following injury and disease?
  • What is the neurobiological basis of mental illness, addictive behavior and Alzheimer's disease?
  • What are the factors that guide the development of neuronal circuitry?
  • How do nerve cells and neuronal circuits carry out computations?
  • What is the neurobiological basis of memory and reasoning?
  • How does the brain parse complex visual and auditory arrays into meaningful objects?
  • What are the influences of stress on the nervous system?
  • What is the future of "neurobionic" prostheses in hearing, vision, and artificial limbs?

Involvement in the Interdisciplinary Minor in Neuroscience allows you to pursue answers these and other questions while at Loyola University Chicago.

The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Minor provides students course work, laboratory training and experience at the Quinlan Life Sciences Education and Research Center, a state-of-the-art facility at the Lake Shore Campus. In addition, research experience can be obtained in faculty laboratories in Coffey Hall. The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Minor ensures that Loyola undergraduates benefit from the expertise of faculty members at the the Lake Shore Campus and at the Neuroscience Institute at the Loyola University Medical Center. Students who pursue this minor have the opportunity to participate in one of the most challenging and exciting areas of modern science--the molecular, cellular, and behavioral study of the nervous system. If you are looking for a challenge and you want to participate in the Neuroscience Minor, you can obtain additional information by contacting:

Dr. Raymond Dye
Director, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Minor
Loyola University Chicago
Phone: 773.508.3018
E-mail: RDYE@luc.edu