The Neuroscience major at King’s College emphasizes a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to understanding the complex neural mechanisms involved in the control of human or animal behavior. The major provides students with a broadly based yet integrated education focused on the relationship between behavior and biology at multiple levels.

The Neuroscience major requires courses in introductory biology, chemistry, psychology, organic chemistry, statistics, and a survey of neuroscience. Students then select a number of more advanced psychology and biology courses as electives, allowing them to focus on the area of neuroscience that is of most interest. Students receive laboratory experience to help them develop scientific process skills (i.e., critical thinking, and writing). All students engage in original research under the supervision of a faculty member. Students completing the major will have an interdisciplinary scientific background from which to pursue their individual interests in the neurosciences.

The Neuroscience major is recommended for students who are considering postgraduate careers in neurobiology, neuroscience, experimental psychology, pharmaceutical research, and medicine. A minor in Neuroscience is available for those students with a primary interest in biology, psychology, or other related disciplines, and who are interested in an introduction to the neural substrates of both normal and abnormal patterns of behavior.

Degree Offered:  Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Compatible minors

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Education
  • Forensic Studies

Special Features

  • Off-campus internships
  • Parente Life Science Center with state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories and equipment
  • Undergraduate research
  • Academic and career advisement programs
  • Peer tutoring programs
  • Work-study opportunities