Neuroscience, the study of the nervous system, advances our understanding of human thought, emotion, and behavior.
Neuroscience is a diverse field that draws on expertise from numerous disciplines, including biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, and psychology. The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science and Arts in Neuroscience degree at The University of Texas at Austin provides students with rigorous, multidisciplinary training that can serve as a foundation for a career in this growing field.
The BS program of study includes foundational courses in core sciences and a three-course specialization in one of six areas: biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, or psychology. The program emphasizes the acquisition of quantitative and statistical competence and provides meaningful hands-on laboratory experiences with expert faculty and cutting-edge techniques, including intracellular electrophysiological recording, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), live cell imaging using two-photon microscopy, human psychophysics, and molecular genetics.