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Student Learning Outcomes

A Neuroscience student presents a research poster

Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes for Majors/Minors

  1. The neuroscience major will be able to describe the structure and function of the brain at the sub-cellular and systems level of analysis, and explain how molecular and electrical activity in the nervous system contributes to sensation, movement, cognition, and some diseases of the nervous system
  2. The neuroscience major will be able to describe the structure and function of the brain at the behavioral level of analysis, and explain how synaptic and systems-level events contribute to our understanding of attention, learning, memory, drugs, drug abuse, and some behavioral/neurobiological disorders
  3. The neuroscience major will be able to conduct, interpret, and report the results of a research project using up-to-date sub-cellular and systems neuroscience techniques
  4. The neuroscience major will be able to conduct, interpret, and report the results of a research project using up-to-date behavioral neuroscience techniques.
  5. The neuroscience major will be able to read, understand, evaluate, and draw appropriate conclusions from the primary literature (i.e., journal articles) in sub-cellular and systems neuroscience
  6. The neuroscience major will be able to read, understand, evaluate, and draw appropriate conclusions from the primary literature (i.e., journal articles) in behavioral neuroscience

Student Learning Outcomes for non-major courses/service course

  1. The non-major student will be able to describe, at an introductory level, how the nervous system functions to produce animal and human behavior.
  2. The non-major student will be able to read and communicate the key findings of published scientific reports.