Neuroscience is the study of the development and function of the
brain and its connection to behavior. Over the past thirty years
training programs in neurosciences have increased substantially in
number and sophistication. "Neuroscience" has become a formal part of
the lexicon of academia, joining the traditional disciplines of biology,
biomedicine, and psychology. Advancements in neuroimaging,
neuroendocrinology, neuroimmunology, neurosurgery, and the treatment of
head injury and neurodegenerative diseases are a few examples of the
progress in Neuroscience.
The Neuroscience programs at Brigham Young University provide
excellent interdisciplinary training in the classroom as well as
experience in laboratory research settings for both graduate and
The Neuroscience Center at BYU was established in the Summer of 1999
and offers an undergraduate degree (B.S.) in Neuroscience as well as
Master’s and Doctoral degrees. Currently, we have approximately 380
undergraduate and six graduate students.
The mission of the Neuroscience Center:
- Establish and promote an interdisciplinary education in
- Produce scientifically literate graduates having the ability to
design, conduct, and analyze research.
- Teach students to think critically in an integrative fashion
based upon research-rich and inquiry-based academic curricula.
- Serve as an educational resource for information about the brain
and its regulation of behavior.
The Neuroscience Center's activities represent two academic colleges and five departments. Currently, a total of 22 professors make up the
core of the Neuroscience Center faculty.
To learn more about the Neuroscience Center, please view this video
from BYU Weekly.