Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system. Colby students have the opportunity to study neuroscience from a biological perspective with a focus on cellular, molecular, and physiological processes (a major in biology with a concentration in neuroscience) or from a psychological perspective with a focus on brain and behavior relations (a major in psychology with a concentration in neuroscience). Our philosophy is that sound interdisciplinary work begins with a strong disciplinary foundation; in our view, the biology and psychology programs will serve students well in acquiring this foundation. Students gain analytical skills and tools, are exposed to past and current theories, and have the opportunity to practice thinking about nervous system phenomena at multiple levels.
Majors with concentrations in neuroscience are described in the “Biology” and “Psychology” sections of the catalogue.