Video: Meet Neuroscience Major Maureen Tracey

Author: Todd Boruff

The neuroscience and behavior major is a collaboration between the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Science. Students combine coursework in psychology, chemistry, biology, and other fields to study the nature of mind, brain, and behavior. The interdisciplinary approach prepares neuroscience majors to pursue medical school, graduate school, lab work, or clinical research.

“Neuroscience really allows you to explore your options—and you certainly have a lot of them,” said junior Maureen Tracey.

Tracey appreciates the opportunities to solve new problems by pursuing a relatively young field of study.

“It’s focused on helping people and helping facilitate research in areas and diseases that haven’t necessarily been explored yet,” she said. “I’m happy that I chose neuroscience.”