Longwood’s Neuroscience Studies program is one of a kind in the state of Virginia. Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system, including molecules, nerve cells, networks, brain systems, and behavior.

The Program

Through the Neuroscience Studies minor, you’ll learn about the field of neuroscience, ultimately allowing you to implement your knowledge of the nervous system directly to your specific area of study. Becoming a Neuroscience Studies minor will give you a competitive edge within your future career.

The program provides an intentional focus on the development of interrelationships of neuroscience across the liberal arts and collaborates specifically with biology, chemistry, computer science, speech-language pathology, business, mathematics, medicine and allied disciplines, philosophy, physics, and psychology.

Students work one on one with professors from a multitude of backgrounds and various fields of study within the sciences. Hands-on training and small class sizes provide variety and knowledge to differentiate skill sets that will be applied in the work place.

Career Path

Longwood University’s unique NeuroStudies minor exists to help students learn foundational neuroscience concepts and apply them to their major fields of interest. Let us know who and what you want to do and be -- we’ll help you discover the best programming to achieve your dreams!

What are some careers that a minor in NeuroStudies can be applied to?
· Artificial intelligence specialist
· Food scientist
· Forensic science technician
· Genetic counselor
· Laboratory/Medical technician
· Lawyer
· Optometrist
· Pharmaceutical sales
· Physician’s assistant
· Public policy specialist
· Speech-language pathologist

Many of our graduates apply NeuroStudies within their graduate programs, in the pursuit for higher levels of education within their field.

What You'll Study

Minor

The minor in Neuroscience requires 18 hours of course work. Two of the required courses include Introductory and Intermediate levels of Neuroscience, in which you’ll gain foundational knowledge of the nervous system, including molecules, nerve cells, networks, brain systems, and behavior. 

In our required capstone course, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Applications, you’ll explore how your neuroscience knowledge can integrate with your major… and to a wide variety of disciplines including psychology, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, linguistics, mathematics, medicine and allied disciplines, philosophy and physics.

Requirements for a Minor in NeuroStudies (pdf)

Courses

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