About the Program
The Neuroscience major offers the degree of Bachelor of Science. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in research with faculty, volunteer in laboratories, or work through independent studies and honors theses.
Faculty interests and facilities include:
- Cell and molecular wet labs
- Electroencephalography for studying brain activity and cognitive/affective and perceptual processes
- Animal behavior labs (Bucknell houses four species of primates, rats, and hamsters, and invertebrates such as honey bees)
- Studying vision
- Music perception
- Hormones and behavior
Students who succeed in Neuroscience will be well-equipped for graduate study in:
- Medical instrumentation
The BS major in neuroscience requires 12 basic and 5 advanced courses.
Students need not choose any specific course of study or concentration within neuroscience. However, students with interests in particular aspects of the neuroscience major may consider choosing among courses that reflect these interests, such as cognitive and behavioral neuroscience or cellular and molecular neuroscience. Students interested in pursuing such interests should consult with their adviser on how best to accomplish their goals.