Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program
The University of St. Thomas Neuroscience Program is an interdisciplinary, research-intensive major that combines coursework in several disciplines with neuroscience-specific experiences in both classrooms and labs. Neuroscience is one of the ten most-popular majors in the College of Arts and Sciences, and eight full-time faculty from the Biology and Psychology departments are affiliated with the program.
Undergraduate neuroscience at St. Thomas is unique among institutions. Because we are larger than a small college, we have more resources to teach our students in state-of-the-art laboratory techniques, more active faculty to give our students exposure to the latest findings and current issues in the field, and more students to provide a diverse, dynamic academic environment. At the same time, we are small enough that our faculty develop personal relationships with our students, and provide opportunities to collaborate on cutting-edge research in both laboratory and field settings. Engaging undergraduates in research is a core emphasis for our faculty, and all of our faculty collaborate with undergraduate students in their research.