Neuroscience is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the central and peripheral nervous systems in an effort to understand the biological basis of behavior, thinking, emotion, memory, and perception. The field of neuroscience has grown exponentially over the last twenty years, holds wide public appeal, and offers job opportunities in many sectors (e.g. teaching, research, medicine, and industries such as pharmaceuticals and biotechnology).
The Weber State University Neuroscience Program and Minor were created in January 2010. The interdisciplinary program draws primary support from three colleges (The Dr. Ezekiel Dumke College of Health Professions; The College of Science; The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences) and three departments (Health Sciences, Psychology, Zoology), and is officially housed in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The minor includes the NEUR 2050 Introduction to Neuroscience course and a range of NEUR courses (e.g. NEUR 3750 Cognitive Neuroscience) and neuro-related courses from other disciplines.
For more information on the Minor please read through the Declaring your Minor page under Prospective Students.
In addition to offering the Neuroscience Minor, faculty that participate in the WSU Neuroscience Program conduct research and organize public outreach efforts (e.g Brain Awareness Week). For more information, please contact us.