WSU Vancouver Neuroscience

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Welcome to the exciting world of biomedical research at WSU Vancouver through the neuroscience major

The Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience is a highly interdisciplinary major that combines biology and psychology and is designed to prepare individuals for careers in biomedical and clinical health sciences.

  • Neuroscience is an excellent major for students interested in Pre-Medicine and other health-related fields. Our students successfully compete for enrollment in graduate and professional schools in health-related fields.
  • You can immerse yourself in independent, cutting-edge biomedical research. Several laboratory research opportunities are available during the semester and summer at WSU-Vancouver, Legacy Research Institute in Portland, and Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.
  • You will work with our highly-accessible faculty in small class sizes that integrate coursework across several disciplines. Cutting-edge research and interdisciplinary concepts that impart critical thinking skills are incorporated into our neuroscience courses.

Research Opportunities

You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to some of the most important scientific questions of our time: How do your brain cells allow you to hear music, form memories, feel pain, become addicted to drugs? Learn how the brain and nervous system are altered in disorders like epilepsy, glaucoma, schizophrenia, and Parkinson’s.

WSU Vancouver is the only Tier 1 research university in Southwest Washington. You can become involved in world-class research in state-of-the-art laboratories on campus or in neighboring research organizations.

Contact the Department

Professor of Neuroscience
(360) 546-9719

Secretary Senior
(360) 546-9720

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