Neuroscience - BS, Translational and Preclinical Neuroscience Track
Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system and its impact on behavior and cognitive functions. This interdisciplinary field integrates several disciplines, including psychology, psychiatry, biology, chemistry, physics, kinesiology, veterinary sciences, and medicine. It is the interdisciplinary nature of neuroscience that requires the participation of faculty from multiple units, including the Department of Biology, the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and the School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences in collaboration with Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics (NEXT) in offering this degree, as well as the Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience. Students completing the BS in Neuroscience (NRSC-TPC; College Station campus), with an emphasis in Translational and Preclinical Studies, will be well prepared for graduate study, as well as to enter entry-level healthcare and technical occupations. The core courses for this degree will include a foundation in the life sciences, and a foundational sequence in neuroscience that will prepare students for more advanced courses. For the concentration of the degree administered by faculty from the School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, in collaboration with the Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics in the School of Medicine, students will complete courses focused on biomedical, translational, and preclinical neuroscience.