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Neuroscience at Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

This blog contains direct quotes from websites as of 2023. Programs and policies do change, at colleges, from time to time, so please check with the colleges directly to receive any updates. These are not, necessarily, the biggest, best, or most popular programs at the college, but they are the ones that just “caught my eye” as unique, special, interesting, or just plain awesome. Enjoy!


From the Loyola University New Orleans website, 2023: “Exploring the connection between brain and behavior. The undergraduate degree program in neuroscience at Loyola University New Orleans explores the science of the nervous system and brain in order to better understand human behaviors and improve health outcomes. As an interdisciplinary field of study, students in Loyola’s neuroscience program have the opportunity to investigate the brain as it relates to biology, psychology, physics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and statistics.



“With so many unanswered questions about how our brains operate, the field of neuroscience continues to expand, especially as new technologies and scientific breakthroughs emerge. At Loyola, you’ll gain hands-on experience through faculty-led undergraduate research opportunities, and you can customize your studies to your interests in one of our three specialized concentration tracks.


“Neuroscience Concentrations: Students pursuing an undergraduate degree in neuroscience can choose from several different concentrations, as well as an honors version of the programs offered in partnership with the University Honors Program.


“Neuroscience Program Concentrations

***Neuroscience – Biology Concentration: The Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience major with a Biology concentration is a 120 semester credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements, Neuroscience major requirements, concentration courses in Biological Sciences, adjunct courses in language, adjunct courses in natural sciences, and general electives.


***Neuroscience – Physics Concentration: The Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience major with a Physics concentration is a 120 semester credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements, Neuroscience major requirements, concentration courses in Physics, adjunct courses in language, adjunct courses in natural sciences, and general electives.


***Neuroscience – Psychology Concentration: The Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience major with a Psychology concentration is a 120 semester credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements, Neuroscience major requirements, concentration courses in Psychological Sciences, adjunct courses in language, adjunct courses in natural sciences, and general electives.


***Neuroscience – University Honors Curriculum: Students who meet University Honors Program admission requirements can complete their program with the Honors Curriculum taking the place of the Loyola Core and completing their Neuroscience capstone as their Honors Thesis. The Honors Curriculum also impacts the number of credits required in the General Elective area. Completion of this academic program requires a 3.3 GPA in the student’s Loyola cumulative curriculum.


“Loyola’s faculty expertise spans the field of neuroscience, including cellular biophysics, electrophysiology, animal behavior, gene expression, and more. From studying the neural activity associated with memory capacity and attention span to understanding molecular brain changes across the lifespan, our faculty will connect what you’re learning in the classroom to the real research they are conducting in the lab. Undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to participate in faculty-led research or pursue their own research interests as part of their plan of study.


“As a neuroscience major at Loyola, you’ll gain a holistic understanding of the brain and apply your knowledge across multiple disciplines. You can participate in meaningful research and lab work while you’re still a student, helping you find your passion and gain valuable experience to prepare for your career. Graduates in neuroscience may continue their studies or prepare for roles in research and education, science and industry, health care and policy, or public service.“


Loyola University New Orleans is one of the featured colleges in my new book (click image for additional information):




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