Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system and its interactions with other physiological systems in the body. At its core, neuroscience is a synergy of biological and psychological concepts based at the neuronal level. The Neuroscience major at Loras College is designed to give students a broad, interdisciplinary education of the brain and nervous system while using a systems-level approach to train students in a myriad of research and clinically relevant fields. Students are trained to examine and analyze the relationships between neurobiology and psychology at the cellular, synaptic, network, behavioral and societal levels.
Loras is the only Catholic liberal arts college in the Tri-State region that offers a major in Neuroscience. Students engage in unique experiences, both inside and outside the classroom, including exploring neuroanatomy through dissections, interactions with community-based programs and conducting modern analytical techniques. Students enhance research skills through independent projects covering such topics as concussion symptoms, the effects of stress on time perception and the impact of social instability in mice. In addition, students benefit from interactions with the wide array of experts who are invited to speak on campus.
After receiving your degree from Loras, your career could take off into one of these fields:
Scientific Educator at Neurological Foundations
Research Scientists at Pharmaceutical Companies