The neuroscience concentration, which is selected in addition to an academic major, was designed for students who are interested in the neural underpinnings of behavior and cognition. The concentration begins with core courses providing a multi-disciplinary, multi-divisional introduction to the study of the mind/brain that spans all levels of current neuroscientific research. Advanced course work allows students to pursue lines of inquiry they find especially attractive in the core courses, and in a major research project or internship they pursue a theoretical or practical test of their developing skills. This approach to neuroscience provides Albion students with the knowledge, insight and research skills necessary for success in graduate study or careers in the life sciences.
Admission—The neuroscience concentration is open to all students, regardless of academic major. However, because many of the courses have prerequisites, students who elect the neuroscience concentration are typically majors in biology, chemistry or psychology. Students must apply for admission to the concentration and are advised to do so during their sophomore year. For more information and an application form, contact one of the faculty members who direct the concentration.