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Neuroscience Program

Academic Program in Neuroscience
Academic Program in Neuroscience
Our academic offerings will challenge you while also engaging your interest and desire to learn with a varied course of study. READ MORE: Academic program in neuroscience
Neuroscience Faculty
Neuroscience Faculty
Compelling instruction and field-leading research. Meet our neuroscience faculty.
Professor Liu's passion for nature drives research
Professor Liu's passion for nature drives research
Neuroscience professor Wan-Chun Liu takes an interdisciplinary approach to his research and teaching. LEARN MORE about Liu's research
Hansen awarded new grant
Hansen awarded new grant
Professor Bruce Hansen works with students to prepare a test subject as they try to determine whether electroencephalography captures the brain interpreting everyday experiences. READ MORE about Hansen's new grant
Our neuroscience program is distinctive for a university the size of Colgate. It offers students like you the opportunity to explore advanced education and research opportunities in the neuroscience field as undergraduates. 

About Neuroscience

Neuroscience is the scientific study of the anatomy, physiology, and neurochemistry of neurons and neural circuits. The Neuroscience Program at Colgate University is a part of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and is one of the first two established at undergraduate institutions in the United States, and has a particularly strong focus on brain-behavior relationships.

While a growing number of institutions now offer an undergraduate major in neuroscience, a distinctive feature of Colgate’s Neuroscience Program is its interdisciplinary nature. In addition to a wide variety of neuroscience courses, our curriculum also incorporates courses from the chemistry, computer science, biology, mathematics, philosophy, physics, and psychological science departments.

One of our great strengths is the ability to offer you numerous opportunities for high-level research in partnership with our faculty. Projects range from examining the activity of single neurons to exploring the behavior of complex organisms.

Studying in the Neuroscience Program

We offer you the opportunity to pursue a major in neuroscience.

Please note that the neuroscience curriculum has changed. The new major requirements apply to the class of 2022 and beyond, and the major requirements for the classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021 remain unchanged.

Success after Colgate

Alumni who majored in neuroscience are pursuing careers in a variety of fields. Check out just a few of the possibilities out there for our majors! READ MORE about success after Colgate

Program Contact

Program Director: Bruce Hansen
Administrative Assistant: Debra Linneman (