Knowledge & Skills Gained
Applying What You Learn
In his message to the students in the College of Arts and Sciences, Dean Boocker explains the importance of "making knowledge matter." We believe that means helping you develop useful, real-world skills alongside the sense of fulfillment and enrichment that studying Neuroscience can provide.
We also believe in making you aware of the knowledge and skills you're developing along the way, so that you can capitalize on your strengths in the marketplace, graduate school and in life.
Knowledge Gained as a Neuroscience Major:
- Knowledge of the brain systems and neurotransmitters and the behavior processes that they control
- Awareness of how various diseases and trauma to the nervous system affect behavior
- Understand the major research methods and statistical analysis used in neuroscience
Skills Gained as a Neuroscience Major:
Ability to develop testable hypotheses and design a study using experimental and nonexperimental research methods, including critical analysis of existing literature and the application of both descriptive and inferential statistical procedures
Written communication skills, especially the ability to write in APA (American Psychological Association) style
Demonstrate laboratory skills relevant to behavioral neuroscience research