Neuroscience is one of the newest and most exciting areas of study in the sciences. It integrates aspects of both biology and psychology in the investigation of the brain and behavior. The Neuroscience Program at Bowdoin College is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with a wealth of opportunities to explore the brain and the nervous system of species ranging from invertebrates to humans.
With four faculty members in Neuroscience, we have one of the largest programs in the country at a small liberal arts college. Neuroscience is an exciting major for students intending to continue in research in neuroscience or in related areas of biology or psychology, for students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, and for those who simply find the subject interesting and wish to pursue it as part of a liberal education.