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The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Majors and Minor

The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Majors and Minor provide students with an unusual flexibility:  for students committed to in-depth neuroscience education, they can major in either of two tracks:  a cognitive/behavioral track that emphasizes the outcome of neural processing and circuit level mechanisms, and a molecular/cellular track that emphasizes the genetic, biochemical, and cell biological underpinnings of the development and function of the nervous system.  Students who wish to focus on another area of study, but gain substantial exposure to the field of neuroscience, may minor in neuroscience.  All 3 options require 3 courses in neuroscience fundamentals, Introduction to Neuroscience, Neurobiology, and Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience.  After completing these courses, students may choose among numerous upper level lecture and lab courses that span the field. In addition, there are currently 12 neuroscientists among the LUC lake shore faculty, providing opportunities for independent undergraduate research.  Neuroscientists at the LU Medical Center give talks each year at the Lake Shore Campus, and students are also welcome to arrange research internships with medical school faculty. For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Eric W. Gobel, egobel@luc.edu Director, Cognitive/Behavioral Neuroscience

Dr. Bill Rochlin, wrochli@luc.edu Director, Molecular/Cellular Neuroscience