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University of California, Riverside
The Neuroscience major is an intercollege major offered by the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. The Neuroscience major offers upper-division courses which contribute to an academic program emphasizing the functioning of nervous systems at the molecular, cellular, system, behavioral, and cognitive levels. Some of the topics covered include neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neurochemistry in human and other animals; neural mechanisms underlying sensory system function and perception; neural organization of behavior; development of the nervous system; and neural mechanisms of learning and memory.
Both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree are offered by each college. When students declare the major, they choose from which college they wish to have their degree awarded. Students whose degrees are awarded by the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences are advised in and have their records maintained by the Department of Psychology; students whose degrees are awarded by the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences are advised in and have their records maintained by the Biological Sciences Undergraduate Advising Center. Breadth requirements vary by college; and students must fulfill the breadth requirements of the college they choose.
For more information about student advising or requirements for admission to professional and technical schools, contact the Biological Sciences Undergraduate Advising Center, (909) 787-4186, or the Department of Psychology, (909) 787-5386, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521.
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