About The Program
The Neuroscience Program is interdisciplinary and consists of a combination of primarily psychology and biology coursework, and emphasizes the connection between physiological substrates and behavior.
Our graduates are well versed in theoretical principles and practical techniques, using their intellectual training to investigate novel concepts. They have the ability to learn independently, as well as interpret and articulate their findings. Students are prepared for graduate study in health professions, psychology, animal behavior, speech and language pathology, occupational therapy, behavioral genetics, and neuroscience, as well as a variety of research positions.
- Neuroscience majors at LVC benefit from the increased resources available due to the program being offered jointly by the Biology and Psychology departments.
- The neuroscience major provides students with a flexible curriculum that can be adapted to personal career goals. Majors can choose to pursue a biomedical track or biobehavioral track, or select courses for a more applied (clinical) or research focus.
- Neuroscience majors develop the theoretical knowledge to effectively problem-solve in the real world, and the intellectual training needed to investigate novel concepts, the ability to learn independently, and the ability to interpret and articulate findings.
- Majors in the Neuroscience Program have access to lab space and the animal colony room in the Biology Department, which increases learning and career exploration opportunities.
- Students have opportunities to participate in the field in an applied manner through coursework involving the application of the scientific method in the laboratory. Neuroscience majors also gain additional practical knowledge through independent and collaborative research projects, which are guided by department faculty.
I was able to present my research at the College’s annual Inquiry Symposium, giving me practice presenting—and defending my work—to professionals and peers, which has carried over into law school.