Why choose neuroscience at North Central College?
How do humans experience consciousness? How does the brain work? What are the underlying causes of neurological and psychiatric disorders? These are among the many mysteries being unraveled by neuroscientists.
Neuroscience—an interdisciplinary study of the nervous system—advances the understanding of human thought, emotion and behavior. Neuroscientists use tools ranging from computers to special dyes to examine molecules, nerve cells, networks and brain systems to gain a better understanding of how the nervous system affects human health and behavior.
With a minor in neuroscience from North Central College, you’ll study biology, chemistry, psychology and other areas. We’re among the first liberal arts colleges in Illinois to offer the opportunity to minor in neuroscience and help you gain an edge in this emerging field.
You can also:
- Explore a career in neuroscience or prepare for another health-related field in our pre-health sciences.
- Pursue research interests anywhere in the world by applying for a Richter Independent Study Fellowship grant.
- Conduct research during North Central’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program and present your findings at the Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research or the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.