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Neuroscience Major


Program Overview

Modern neuroscience is a highly interdisciplinary field that brings together ideas and methodologies from a variety of disciplines such as biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, philosophy, physics, and psychology. The Honors Tutorial College program in Neuroscience provides students with a solid interdisciplinary foundation and allows them to pursue their individual interests in diverse areas including behavioral, cellular, cognitive, molecular, psychological, and quantitative neuroscience. The program aims to provide maximum flexibility while ensuring that students are fully prepared for admission into graduate or professional school.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Students are selected by the director of studies of the neuroscience tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College on the basis of superior ability and sustained motivation. We look for excellent scores on standardized tests (30 composite score on the ACT or a combined score of 1300 on the SAT) and an excellent high school record (class standing in the top 10%). To allow for personalized evaluation, recommendations from two high school teachers, including one science or math teacher, as well as an interview with the director of studies, are required for acceptance into our program. The personalized aspects of the tutorial system occasionally make it possible for us to accept students who have not performed well on standardized measures of ability but who demonstrate exceptional aptitude in other ways. The priority deadline for application for admission is December 1, and admission interviews are held in January.

Internal and External Transfer Admission

First year students at Ohio University or at other institutions may apply to transfer into the neuroscience honors tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen. The priority deadline for application is December 1.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

This major will fulfill the admission requirements for graduate work or professional school (e.g., medicine, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, etc.). Coursework will be tailored for individual students so that they meet the prerequisites for their graduate program of interest.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Code: BS1937

Contact

Honors Tutorial College
35 Park Place
Phone: 740.593.2723
Fax: 740.593.9521
honors.college@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/honors

Administrative Contact

Janet Duerr, director of studies/contact person
duerr@ohio.edu
 

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