On the Brain

Neuroscience is a new major at Concordia.Molly Larson ’16 has been interested in the brain since she was in middle school. Now she’ll be one of Concordia’s first students to graduate with a major in neuroscience. The college recently approved a neuroscience major, building on a program that has been offered as a minor since 2007. Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field that draws on insight from the fields of biology, psychology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and more. “Studying the nervous system is one of the final frontiers of science in that there are still so many unanswered, intriguing and important questions,” says Dr. Krys Strand, director of the program. “As a major, it’s a good fit for Concordia since a liberal arts education teaches students to see connections and ask questions…


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