Boise State To Offer Bachelor’s in Neuroscience Program

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Boise State will be adding an exciting new program to its academic lineup for the fall semester—a bachelor’s in neuroscience degree. The school’s Board of Trustees recently approved the undergraduate program which includes two distinct areas of emphasis: Cellular and Molecular Emphasis and Cognitive/Behavioral Emphasis. A minor in neuroscience will also be available.

School of Allied Health Sciences director and associate dean of research for the College of Health Sciences Bob Wood says, “Our uniquely poised program integrates numerous faculty members in a variety of research backgrounds, ranging from nervous system and muscle development, neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease to bioengineering and therapeutic applications. Each student will participate in at least one year of formal research through Vertically Integrated Projects, independent study, and capstone research projects.”

Boise State is confident the program will prepare graduates for a variety of lucrative and in-demand occupations in fields such as biomedical research, rehabilitation, technology, medicine, and more.

The program’s curriculum is designed to be both rigorous and comprehensive, featuring core courses such as:

  • Introduction to Neuroscience through Disease Models
  • Introduction to Neurogenetics
  • Neuroscience of Human Brain Research
  • Biological Basis of Behavior

Additional coursework will be assigned based on the student’s chosen emphasis.

The interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience is still pending approval from the State Board of Education. You can learn more about the program at Boise State University’s official website.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Boise State among some of the nation’s top public schools. Here at CVO, the university took the #13 spot in our comprehensive ranking of the Top 100 Online Colleges and Universities.

Source: Boise State News—College of Arts and Sciences Launches Undergraduate Neuroscience Program

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