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Neuroscience and Behavior
Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system, which can be approached at many levels—from molecules and cells to organisms and their behavior.
The interdisciplinary major in neuroscience and behavior at Mount Holyoke is designed for students with integrative interests in biological and psychological science and a passion for scientific exploration. Course requirements provide students with a solid background in both the current findings and modern techniques of biology, chemistry, and psychology, while course electives allow students to explore questions about the nervous system and behavior in greater depth. In keeping with the field as a whole, many students elect to conduct independent research beginning as early as their sophomore year.
Meet our exceptional faculty and learn about their award-winning research.
Explore the pathways through the Neuroscience major, featuring hands-on courses and experiential learning opportunities.
Discover ways to get involved in cutting-edge neuroscience research.
Learn about the many career paths afforded to you with a neuroscience education.
Hear how our alums are changing the world after they graduate.
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