Overview of the Undergraduate Program

Neural science is a collection of disciplines unified by a concern for the function of the brain. Experimental approaches in neural science vary from analyses of molecular and cellular mechanisms in nerve cells and groups of nerve cells to behavioral and psychological studies of whole organisms. Theoretical tools include mathematical and computational modeling approaches that have proved useful in other areas of science. Experimental questions include issues related to biophysical and neurochemical mechanisms within single nerve cells, functional neural circuits consisting of small numbers of neurons, the behavior of large systems of neurons, and the relationship between the activity of elements of the nervous system and the behavior of organisms. The Neural Science program at NYU Shanghai has strong interactions with the Center for Neural Science at NYU in New York as well as with other laboratories across the NYU Global Network. The undergraduate Neural Science curriculum blends courses from many of the basic sciences as a foundation for higher level work in Neural Science.