Neuroscience Program

Neuroscience Program Learning Goals

The Neuroscience Program's stated learning goals for our students are to develop:

  1. A broad understanding of the development, organization, and function of the nervous system and the foundational assumptions of philosophy of mind and philosophy of science;
  2. knowledge of the techniques and methods of neuroscience research and how the scientific method is used to address questions relevant to neuroscience;
  3. an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of neuroscience that requires an integration of knowledge from multiple disciplines and levels of analysis;
  4. critical reading and thinking skills that allow students to assess and contextualize neuroscience literature;
  5. an understanding of the ethical issues in the field of neuroscience and the approaches neuroscientists use to confront them; and
  6. oral and written scientific communication skills.