Three 2016 Grads Become NIH Fellows
Less than 10 percent of applicants are selected. Three grads tell how Mac helped them grow as researchers.
Public Health Internships
Four students talk about their Twin Cities internships in the world of public health.
Big Data and Public Health
As a data scientist at the Minnesota Department of Health, Akanksha Dua contributed to a healthier Minnesota.
Mac Students at ABRCMS
With support of the Macalester-HHMI Science Education Award, four students recently attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, two as presenters.
HHMI Young Researchers
From pain to tiny arachnids, Nicole Mathews applied concepts from her science courses as she pursued answers to real-world questions in the lab.
Working with the Minnesota Epilepsy Group got Simon Sangaard more interested in clinical practice.
Why Study Neuroscience?
The major in Neuroscience Studies provides strong basic training in biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, philosophy and psychology. With this interdisciplinary foundation, students are able to study and investigate the organization of the nervous system and behavior, from the microscopic structure of the brain and its biological processes, to the role of the brain in numerous behavioral processes, to the modeling and construction of artificial intelligence systems.
The neuroscience studies major draws naturally from the physical and social sciences as well as humanities, and students take select courses from these areas. Thus, the major offers focus while drawing from rich and growing course offerings in diverse areas.
The Undergraduate Behavioral Neuroscience Resource Project was launched to provide college undergraduates, advanced high school students, and anyone else that may be interested with up-to-date, accurate, and yet understandable information about topics related to behavioral neuroscience.