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Students frequently assist in teaching at community events such as Brain Day.

What is neuroscience?

Wabash College’s neuroscience minor provides students with an introduction to the study of the nervous system from a range of levels. Discoveries in this field have great promise to illuminate the roots of our mental experience and provide the tools to preserve and reverse the effects of injury and disease. While only one of several major organ systems in the body, the nervous system is very complicated and critical to our identity. The study of neuroscience is fundamentally interdisciplinary and draws on techniques from diverse fields including biology, psychology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and philosophy. Check out specific neuroscience course offerings in our curriculum.

The courses included in the neuroscience minor focus on the fundamentals of the biology and function of the nervous system, from the specializations of single neurons and glia to the large networks of neurons which support movement, memory, emotion, and more. Energized and knowledgeable faculty drive the department of neuroscience toward cutting-edge studies in the field. The minor is open to any major, and should interest students seeking a career in neuroscience or in the biomedical or health sciences.