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The USciences Neuroscience program features interdisciplinary training that few colleges can match: Our program faculty are experts in several areas, allowing you to examine the nervous system across a variety of theoretical and clinical contexts. USciences is also a small university with huge benefits, as you’ll study alongside devoted faculty members who empower you to develop innovative solutions to far-reaching problems.
What Sets Us Apart?
- Conduct cutting-edge research as early as your first year. You drive the research
components, work with renowned faculty, and have access to state-of-the-art microscopy,
model animal systems, EEG technology, and modeling software and simulations.
- Tailor your neuroscience degree to your interests while acquiring foundational knowledge.
Select courses from our three tracks to customize the curriculum.
- Enjoy one-on-one mentorship from our faculty. Their expertise extends across math,
physics, and statistics as well as biological, clinical, psychological, behavioral,
pharmaceutical, and theoretical areas.
- Connections with nearby research and medical institutions offer you opportunities
for hands-on experiences. Our faculty’s extensive contacts include collaborations
at Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, the Franklin Institute, the
Monell Chemical Senses Center, and other academic, government, and private industry
- Our interdisciplinary neuroscience degree program prepares you for the full spectrum
of careers in a quickly growing field. You’ll also be ready for graduate, medical,
and health professional schools.
- Lessen the total time and cost to complete a USciences MS or PhD—the integrated graduate credit program allows qualified undergraduates to take up to 15 additional credits of graduate coursework at no extra cost
What is Neuroscience?
The field of neuroscience explores the nervous system’s structure and function—and how it regulates almost all aspects of organisms, including our thoughts, behavior, sense of self, and response to environments.
The focus of neuroscientists’ work ranges: Some study how specific functions work in relation to the nervous system, while others research cellular processes, the underlying causes of drug addiction, brain activity during seizures, novel drug discovery, treatment methods for neurological disorders, or new clinical approaches.
Psychology, Neuroscience Professor Awarded Grant for Autism Research
January 10, 2019
Ashely de Marchena, PhD, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience, was awarded a $10,000 New Investigators Research Grant from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation during the recent 2018 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, held November 15-17 in Boston, Massachusetts.
USciences Student Studies Perceived Gender Gap in Science
January 08, 2019
To examine the gender gap in science, Alexis Schirling BMS'19 sought to take a deeper look at the question and why we have a perception that women prefer softer fields, even in STEM.
USciences Physics Students Win National Recognition
January 07, 2019
The USciences chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office for the 2017-18 academic year.
Weber Scientific, USciences Enter into License Agreement
December 11, 2018
Weber Scientific and USciences announced that they have entered into a license agreement to provide Weber with a license to Farber Pham Diastaticus Medium (FPDM), discovered by Matthew J. Farber, PhD, Director of the University's Brewing Science Certificate Program.
Dr. Pilar Ortega Speaks on the Importance of Language, Culture, and Communication in Medicine
December 05, 2018
USciences Department of Humanities hosted Pilar Ortega, MD, an emergency physician and clinical assistant instructor at University of Illinois at Chicago on November 29, 2018, for the annual Bernard J. Malis Memorial Lectureship in Humanities.
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