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Neuroscience Major

Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system, from the level of individual genes and proteins that control neural activity to mechanisms that govern complex human behavior. Northwestern’s undergraduate major in Neuroscience offers courses spanning these diverse topics, as well as interdisciplinary coursework through five Allied Fields.  

Neuroscience students will be well-prepared for future careers in research, medicine, the biotech and other industries, science journalism, or patent law. For more information, see About the Neuroscience Major.

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  • Applications for the Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research Grant now available!

  • NEUROSCI 202-0 will be offered in Fall 2019 at 10 am and Winter 2020 at 1 pm. Declared Neuroscience Majors Only!

  • NEUROSCI 206-0 will be offered in Winter 2020 at 10 am and Spring 2020 at 1 pm. Declared Neuroscience Majors Only!

  • NEUROSCI 390-0 will have three new sections offered during 2019-2020. All sections may be used as a Neuroscience Group B elective. Prerequisites: NEUROSCI 202-0 and NEUROSCI 206-0.

  • A new laboratory, "Neuro-Anatomy Laboratory" taught by Dr. Justin Brown will be offered in Fall 2019 on MW 3:00 pm until 4:50 pm and F 3:00 pm until 3:50 pm. It will be listed as NEUROSCI 390-0-60. Prerequisites: NEUROSCI 202-0 and NEUROSCI 206-0.

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