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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.


  • NEUROSCI 202-0 will be offered in Fall 2019 and Winter 2020! Declared Neuroscience Majors Only!
  • NEUROSCI 206-0 will be offered in Spring 2019 at 10 am and 1 pm. It will also be offered in Winter 2020 and Spring 2020! Declared Neuroscience Majors Only!
  • New 300 level courses will be available in Winter 2019 and Spring 2019

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