Our nervous system shapes our every thought, emotion and sensation. Yet so much about this fundamental system is unknown.
Assumption’s neuroscience program takes an interdisciplinary approach of studying biology and psychology to unravel these mysteries and gain an understanding of the underlying neural basis of how we perceive, and react to the world around us.
Students who complete the requirements of the major will be prepared to pursue work in the biotechnology and pharmacology industries or in other life science organizations. They will also be eligible to pursue graduate studies in neuroscience or the health professions.
Assumption natural sciences graduates have an 85% acceptance rate to medical schools, and an 83% acceptance rate to other types of graduate medical programs (dentistry and veterinary schools, etc.). Assumption has articulation agreements with highly competitive graduate programs to offer our students numerous opportunities for guaranteed admission and/or accelerated degrees or intensive scientific study.
Major in Biology with a Concentration in Neuroscience and Behavior
Students must complete 17 courses (51 credits) in biology, chemistry, mathematics and psychology to fulfill the requirements of the concentration..