Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary major offered by faculty from various departments with expertise in the neurosciences including psychology, biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry and philosophy.
As a Neuroscience major on our seaside Biddeford Campus, you explore the structure and function of the nervous system, drawing from a general science background, a number of courses specifically devoted to the brain, and an in-depth project that clearly defines the limits of knowledge in at least one aspect of neuroscience.
Our program allows considerable flexibility for you to direct the last two years of your study toward an area of personal interest, with potential focus areas being cellular/molecular neurobiology, behavioral neuroscience, or cognitive science.
As a Neuroscience major at UNE, you benefit from the types of research opportunities more commonly found at a big university in a small college setting. You enjoy small classes and the chance to work with faculty from three UNE colleges on research projects—the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Westbrook College of Health Professions. You also utilize other unique UNE resources like the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, and the Human Nature Project.
UNE also offers a minor in Neuroscience.
Medical and other Health Care Preparation
If you are interested in attending medical school, a physician assistant program, or a graduate program in occupational or physical therapy, you can major in Neuroscience at UNE and fulfill all of the prerequisites for these programs. Find out more by visiting the Office of Pre-Health Professions Advising website.
Most majors in the College of Arts and Sciences offer high-performing students the opportunity to graduate with Honors. You should consult with your major advisor or department chair for specific criteria and requirements.