Pursue a discipline that connects to an incredible number of careers and applications. Learn the mechanics of the human nervous system. Explore the chemistry behind how people think, feel, and act.
You’ll use chemistry, biology, and psychology to answer pressing questions about human behavior. Along the way, you’ll gain a greater understanding of God’s creation by studying what makes us human. Your knowledge of human behavior will give you a powerful voice in fields as diverse as economics, law, healthcare, and education.
Program Requirements & Opportunities
To pursue a chemistry or biochemistry major with a neuroscience concentration, you’ll need to earn a minimum grade of a "C" (2.0) in two early chemistry courses you'll take at Calvin: Chemistry 104 (General Chemistry) and one of these courses: Chemistry 201, 253, or 261. These foundational courses will help you confirm your interest in the chemistry concentration, and make sure that chemistry is the right path to your career goals.
Your neuroscience faculty advisor will help you understand this requirement and help you plan an academic path to your major.
- Biochemistry Option
A neuroscience concetration is also available with a biochemistry major. The information on this page describes the chemistry major variant, but if you're interested in the biochemistry variant, please reach out to the chemistry and biochemistry department for details.
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