• Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Neuroscience Program

Interdisciplinary by Nature

The Neuroscience major at Washington College reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the field of neuroscience by integrating the fields of biology, chemistry and psychology to promote a deeper understanding of the brain and its emergent properties.

Students will explore the brain at the level of molecules and electrical signals and will extend that knowledge to the networks that create behaviors, memories, and consciousness. They will also apply their knowledge through hand-on laboratory activities in most courses for the major.


Neuroscience Pathways

Because of the field's interdisciplinary nature, a degree in neuroscience can take a graduate in many directions. Two broad career possibilities are in biomedical research and healthcare professions, but there are many other possibilities as well.

Biomedical Research

Many students who choose neuroscience as a major are interested in a research career.



Healthcare Professions

Our neuroscience major is designed to provide a broad view of the brain and its emergent properties, but students graduating with a major in neuroscience will also take the courses in biology, chemistry, and psychology that are required as pre-requisites for many health professional programs. This includes programs in allopathic and osteopathic medicine, veterinary medicine, physician assistant, occupational therapy, dentistry, physical therapy, genetic counseling, and many others.



Many Other Paths!

Whether you are interested in cognitive neuroscience, marketing, patent law, science policy, technology transfer, or many other careers, a degree in neuroscience can help get you there. Visit our career center for help connecting with alumni, identifying internships, and preparing resumes and application materials.

Career Center


Declare your major

Submit major declaration form to Neuroscience Program director, Dr. Windelborn