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College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


Exploring the Intersection of Biology and Mind

The Western New England University Neuroscience major integrates knowledge from psychology, biology, engineering, and chemistry. Neuroscientists work toward a common goal: to understand the structure, development, and function of the nervous system. In this research-rich environment that supports a curriculum steeped in scientific investigation, students work with faculty in all stages of research, including project design, data collection, and results reporting.

Why Choose Neuroscience?

Neuroscientists use an ever-increasing range of tools to examine the molecular, structural, physiological, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Through their research, neuroscientists are able to describe the normal function of electrical tissues, including the human brain, which then allows them to understand and find ways to prevent or cure many devastating neurological and psychiatric disorders.

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What Will You Study?

As a neuroscience major at Western New England University, you can choose a research-intensive track of study that incorporates hands-on laboratory training. Research students have access to a range of tools, including behavioral testing, electrophysiology, immuno- and fluorescent histology, genetics, and molecular biology. Participating firsthand in basic exploratory research affords you the opportunity to gain valuable research skills, present your findings, and attend the annual international meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. The course-intensive track allows you to take courses offered by the Department of Neuroscience and other science departments that study the nervous system, behavior, and cognitive processes from a variety of perspectives. The Neuroscience curriculum is patterned to follow the recommendations of the advisory committee of the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience.

Unique Learning Opportunities

Neuroscience Internships and Field Work

Internships and Field Work

The National Science Foundation funds research opportunities for undergraduate students at various academic institutions. In recent years, Neuroscience majors (Caitlyn Barrows, Presephanie Dones, and Stephanie Polukort) have received summer REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) fellowships to work in neuroscience research labs across the United States.

Study abroad

Study Abroad: Become a Global Citizen

Today’s competitive workforce needs business professionals who think from a global perspective. The College of Business will help you to become a student of world economies and cultures while making valuable contributions in your explorations. Whether you participate in a faculty-led summer seminar course or spend a semester at an international university, the experience will broaden your horizons and help you compete in the global landscape.

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Pharmacy students

Dual Degrees

Students in good standing in this major are eligible to apply for admission to the Master’s in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree program or the Master’s in Pharmacogenomics degree program during their junior year. Students enrolling through this pathway can potentially earn the graduate degree in as little as one additional year after earning their BS degree.