Loyola University Chicago

Neuroscience

Research

Undergraduate Research

Neuroscience students have opportunities to conduct research in the labs of our neuroscience-affiliated faculty at Loyola or at other institutions in the Chicago area.  There are a number of options to receive course credit (in place of one of your neuroscience specialty labs) for conducting independent research related to your major/minor in an appropriate lab.  Criteria and procedures for earning course credit differ for each track of the major and the minor:

Cognitive/Behavioral Neuroscience Majors

Cognitive/Behavioral Neuroscience majors can earn NRCB specialty lab credit for conducting independent research that has a cognitive/behavioral focus in labs within the psychology or biology departments.  For questions about earning credit from neuroscience-related research in other departments (e.g., computer science, engineering, chemistry) or at other institutions, please contact the NRCB Director.

Molecular/Cellular Neuroscience Majors

As more thoroughly explained in the Specialty lab credit for independent research--NRMC document, Molecular/Cellular Neuroscience majors can earn NRMC specialty lab credit for conducting independent research that has a molecular/cellular focus in labs within the biology department or at an appropriate external intership site.  For questions about earning credit from neuroscience-related research in other departments (e.g., chemistry, psychology), please contact the NRMC Director.

Neuroscience Minors

Neuroscience minors can earn NRSC specialty lab credit for conducting independent research that has a cognitive/behavioral or molecular/cellular focus in labs within the psychology or biology departments or at an appropriate external intership site.  For questions about earning credit from neuroscience-related research in other departments (e.g., computer science, engineering, chemistry), please contact the NRSC Co-Directors.