Undergraduate Neuroscience

Neuroscience is a field of study devoted to understanding the relationship between brain and behavior. Drawing prominently from biology and psychology, the central tenet of Neuroscience is that all behavior can be understood in terms of its underlying molecular, cellular and neural systems. 

Students who major in Neuroscience at Edgewood College will learn foundational laboratory skills and core concepts through coursework across many disciplines. You will develop oral and written scientific communication skills as well as the ability to critically evaluate scientific research. You can specialize your focus through community internships and independent mentored research, which is designed to prepare you for careers and/or graduate study in various sciences and health-related fields. 

Programs

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Program Highlights

Facilities and location support outstanding classroom experiences in this exciting new major at Edgewood College. You’ll have access to unique opportunities to step out of the classroom and get involved in research and projects that are guided by a caring, compassionate team for faculty who want to see you succeed.  

Edgewood College neuroscience students have explored a variety of recent exciting research areas including:  

Behavioral Neuroscience: 

  • Associative Learning 

  • Conditioned Place Preference 

  • Pharmacology Studies 

  • Animal Behavior 

Cognitive Neuroscience: 

  • Speed of Processing in Working Memory 

  • Neural Networks and False Memory Implantation 

  • Bi-directional Multisensory Associations 

Molecular Neuroscience: 

  • Gene Expression Studies 

  • Neurotoxicology 


Career Outcomes

As a neuroscience major, you have many career paths to choose from. 

Common Careers for Neuroscience Majors

  • Pre-medicine and health care related pathways
  • Research Science
  • Medical Physics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Pharmacology
  • Speech Pathology
  • Audiology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Linguistics
  • Computational Modeling
  • And more…
  • Kate-Melendres
    The working relationships with many of my professors, particularly those in the Psychology Department, really helped develop the skills I needed to succeed both at law school and in a professional environment. I felt more personalized interactions with my professors were crucial to my success later on. Also, I was able to intern at the Wisconsin State Capitol, which provided critical 'real world' experience outside of the classroom.
    Kate Melendres ’04, U.S. Department of Justice

Faculty Spotlight

  • Ferrinne Spector

    Associate Professor
    FSpector@edgewood.edu

  • Brenda del Moral

    Associate Professor
    BdelMoral@edgewood.edu