Neuroscience as a subdiscipline of psychology and biology is one of the fasting growing interdisciplinary ﬁelds of the 21st century. Providing a foundational understanding of the chemical, cellular and anatomical underpinnings of brain/nervous system function, cognition, behavior, perception and psychological/neurological disorders will be of beneﬁt to students moving into numerous graduate study programs and vocational areas. Studies included in the neuroscience certificate program will also provide students opportunity at Covenant to consider mind/brain/body connections from a Christian perspective. Contact the program coordinator: Dr. Richard Nelson.
Program components: To complete the proposed certiﬁcate in Neuroscience, students are required to complete an interdisciplinary mix of 23-24 course credit hours and to perform at an acceptable level on written and oral components of a capstone comprehensive exam. Many of these courses would overlap with courses included in the biology and psychology majors, and would also overlap signiﬁcantly with students pursuing other majors, but who are completing prerequisites for medical school. Required coursework will include both courses in the foundational grounding component, and a selection of courses from each of the three topical areas.