The human brain is the most fascinating and complex machine in the known universe and understanding how it works is one of science's greatest challenges. Francis Crick, Nobel prize winning molecular biologist, has stated that "Consciousness is the major unsolved problem in Biology". There is also a growing recognition that knowledge of neuroscience illuminates every aspect of modern life (e.g. David Brooks, New York Times, March 2, 2006; May 25, 2006). Furthermore, it has been estimated that over half of the American population will have their quality of life seriously compromised by a neurological disorder as they age, making understanding the brain a major medical priority as well.
The Graduate Neuroscience Program at Ohio University is designed to provide students at all levels with the knowledge, experience and skills needed to pursue careers in this most exciting field. It is also a very interdisciplinary program, involving faculty from Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, and Mathematics, and thus offers unique opportunities for students with diverse backgrounds to explore a wide range of career opportunities.
For undergraduates, we offer a B.S. degree in Neuroscience through the Honors Tutorial College (HTC). The HTC is a completely unique and exciting approach to undergraduate education that provides students with the resources and flexibility to pursue their individual interests. To learn more, follow the links on our Undergraduate page.
The Neuroscience Program was established in the late 1980s and quickly acquired the faculty and facilities needed to offer excellent educational and research experiences to students interested in subjects ranging from behavior to the molecular machinery underlying brain function. Both undergraduate and graduate degrees with a neuroscience focus are available at Ohio University.
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