New Neuroscience Bachelor’s Program Introduced at UM

Comstock Images Despite recent budget shortfalls, the University of Montana is introducing a new bachelor’s program in neuroscience.The program will revolve around the study of the nervous system and the brain, including other courses in multiple UM departments like bio-med, psychology and biology. “The courses offer a range of different perspectives on the brain, mind and behaviors,” Biology Professor and Program Director Jesse Hay said. “You need to have a broad-ranging university with many areas of expertise to offer a comprehensive degree like this. It’s really taking advantage of the strengths of multiple departments and people across campus.” Hay said students can choose from two tracks: cognitive and behavioral neuroscience or cellular and molecular neuroscience. The first option prepares students for careers in human-centered neuroscience fields, such as occupational, physical and speech…


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