Neuroscience at St. Olaf
Autism, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, schizophrenia, drug addiction, clinical depression: All are subjects of growing public conversation and concern. Progress toward understanding, controlling and perhaps even eliminating such conditions will rely on discovery in the field of neuroscience.
St. Olaf has responded to neuroscience's expanding nature by bolstering resources devoted to the discipline. Between 2003 and 2005, the college welcomed three new neuroscience faculty members; the program blends the energy and passion of these young, newly trained minds with the seasoned expertise of several senior faculty members.
The neuroscience concentration requires an introductory course plus classes in psychology and biology, and electives from both inside and outside the natural sciences and mathematics departments. Relevant choices range from chemistry and computer science classes to offerings in sociology and religion. Students plan their studies through individual contracts and complete the concentration with a capstone seminar.
Visit the neuroscience department website.