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Neuroscience Major

Understanding the mind-body connection can have profound, positive effects on everything from approaches to mental health treatment and addiction recovery, to improving sports performance, teaching young people, caring for aging populations, and so much more. Earn your degree from WLC in this rapidly growing, versatile discipline.

Neuroscience is one of the fastest growing scientific fields in the world. Through undergraduate research alongside expert faculty in biology, psychology, and neuroscience, you’ll explore the complex and fascinating inner workings of the human brain and nervous system.

Examining the Mind-Body Connection

In this area of study students examine the development, plasticity, and pathology of the nervous system, and explore what drives human behavior. You’ll review contemporary evidence related to:

  • Attention
  • Motor control
  • Executive function
  • Perception
  • Memory
  • Language
  • Consciousness
  • Emotion
  • Ethical reasoning

Through your coursework and research studies you’ll learn to apply molecular, anatomic, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral methods to understand the incredibly complex central nervous system.

Neuroscience majors make a real and measurable difference in their communities, across the nation, and abroad. Studying the health sciences at WLC, you'll receive a strong science foundation that supports your growth and development, the personal care and attention of our faculty, and our small-campus charm in a big city with access to diverse healthcare facilities.

You'll graduate confident, fully prepared to live your purpose.

A One-of-a-Kind Learning Experience

Dedicated to your success from day one

As an incoming freshman at WLC, you’ll work closely with your admissions counselor and faculty advisors to make sure the academic path to your degree is efficient and rewarding. You’ll learn in small classes with instructors and peers dedicated to your success.

State-of-the-art facilities, hands-on learning

Our learning center in Generac Hall offers leading-edge technology and hands-on experiences. Paired with internships and other off-campus learning opportunities, you’ll graduate ready to enter the workforce on day one.

Expand Your Learning Opportunities

WLC’s interdisciplinary approach recognizes that neuroscience offers a wide range of career paths to students. In fact, you’ll be encouraged to pair your major with a minor that complements it in order to expand your career possibilities even more. A few possibilities include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Health Science
  • Marketing
  • Psychology

You’re free to create an educational experience at WLC that matches your passions and aspirations. Pairing your degree can open up opportunities for a career in developing artificial intelligence, examining consumer behavior, to name just two. Our faculty and advisors are happy to help you shape your path.

Neuroscience Advising Resources

Connect with Neuroscience Faculty

Megan Slaker
Megan Slaker Neuroscience Assistant Professor 414.443.8593 megan.slaker@shenghuoju.com