The UE neuroscience program offers students a challenging curriculum, taught by talented faculty, that will prepare them for careers in psychology, medicine, research, or a variety of other, related fields.

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Lora Becker, PhD, Earns Volunteer Recognition

Psychology and neuroscience faculty member Lora Becker earned the October 2015 Volunteer Spotlight by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Learn more.

Established in 1976, the neuroscience program has an interdisciplinary focus and combines courses from psychology, biology, chemistry, and other sciences to understand the structure and function of the nervous system. Completion of this program prepares students for graduate training in neuroscience, including the behavioral, cognitive or molecular fields. This program also fulfills admission requirements for most medical schools and other health care professional schools.

Benefits for UE Neuroscience Students

  • Work closely with UE faculty members on grant funded undergraduate research, or pursue summer research projects at universities around the country.
  • Serve as research assistants in the Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory with program director Lora Becker, PhD.
  • Present research at locan and national conferences or become published in scholarly journals.
  • Gain real-world experience while earning academic credit through internships at local hospitals, psychiatric centers, and other facilities.
  • Build personal connections with other students and faculty members through involvement in UE’s Cognitive and Neural Sciences Research Group and Nu Rho Psi, The National Honors Society for Neuroscience.