Competitive Undergraduate Major Launches New Neuroscience Program

October 6, 2021

One of the College’s most sought-after undergraduate STEM majors is about to take a giant step forward. On the path to medical school, there are few choices better than an undergraduate degree in neuroscience. The major, offered by UVA’s College of Arts & Sciences, gives students an opportunity to explore courses in biology, chemistry and psychology, and it gives students the chance to contribute to original research alongside some of the world’s leading neuroscientists. But the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of the major and its focus on research is making it a popular choice not just for future doctors but for students in a variety of fields in which having a deeper understanding of how the brain works gives them a unique advantage. To read more, please click here.

Photo: Jianhua “JC” Cang is director of UVA's undergraduate major in neuroscience and a professor of biology and psychology. Photo credit: A&S Magazine