Neuroscience—Psychology Concentration


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What does your class list look like like if you complete the Neuroscience Concentration in Psychology? You might study what makes people tick in your "Theories of Personality" class. Grapple with high-tech ethics in an "Artificial Intelligence" class. Do gene research in the lab for your "Genetics and Development" class.

Calvin is one of the few Christian colleges or universities to offer a neuroscience program. You can investigate the brain from several angles by choosing one of the Neuroscience concentrations offered through Psychology, Biology, Chemistry or Biochemistry. Within the Psychology-Neuroscience program you’ll focus on the psychology of cognition, behavior, and brain function by selecting from courses in psychology, philosophy, biology, chemistry, physics, and computer science.

Far from being narrow, studying neuroscience here is a broadening and enriching experience. You’ll ask questions not only about the mind and brain but about what makes us human from a Christian perspective.

Program Distinctives

Christian foundation - Neuroscience is not only the study of mind and brain; it's about the whole person. Calvin’s approach to faith and the sciences will empower you to ask hard questions and discover new answers.
High-tech facilities - Our equipment is on par with that of much bigger institutions--and you have access to it. Use our state-of-the-art EEG machine and other resources for your research.
Personal focus - Our professors are committed Christians with expertise and connections in their field. And they’re highly available to students, whether you’re interested in research, graduate school, or beyond.
Incredible opportunities - Grand Rapids’ famous “Medical Mile” offers lots of opportunities for hands-on experience, including Pine Rest, the fifth largest mental health facility in the country. Calvin interns are in demand, and your professors will help curate an internship experience that fits your career goals.

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