Carrie Gates | October 9, 2014
Beginning in fall 2014, the University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters and College of Science will offer a collaborative major in neuroscience and behavior, which will include both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science tracks.
Neuroscience is a relatively young field devoted to the scientific study of the nervous system. It encompasses many different levels of analysis — from the study of molecular mechanisms in individual neurons to the evolution of nervous systems to the development of models of human thinking, affect and behavior.
“The creation of the new major was prompted by a true groundswell of excitement about the discipline among current and prospective students,” said Sunny Boyd, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the director of undergraduate studies for the new major in the College of Science.