Welcome to Neuroscience

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 undergraduate students. 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 neuroscience.
  • 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.
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