Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field that correlates the biological and physiological processes of brain function with behavior (e.g.- synaptic functioning and its effect on drug addiction). Students that study neuroscience are left with an understanding of these biochemical, physiological, and psychological choices that brain behavior and functioning.
Our neuroscience programs at Manhattanville College are intended to provide a strong foundation for students planning on dedicating themselves to benchwork/ fieldwork and/ or graduate studies within the biological or biopsychological sciences post-graduation. This includes pursuing a career path as a health professional (M.D./ D.O./ D.V.M./ D.D.S.) or a scientist (M.S., Ph.D.).
To prepare students for these career paths, our degree offers coursework such as Human Anatomy and Physiology, Human Memory, Molecular Neurobiology, Genetics, Statistics, and Cognitive Psychology, among others.
In addition to coursework, the Major will provide students access to several discipline specific teaching laboratories on campus (e.g.- anatomy, chemistry, general biology, research), as well as access to a robust research program and experiential learning opportunities (internships, research, etc.).
The program also will provide a variety of internship opportunities, and Tri-Beta Honor Society events that may be explored by our students.
Together, the program will prepare these individuals to become global leaders within the field of neuroscience; which is aligned with the mission statement of the college.
Manhattanville offers a BS and a BA in Neuroscience to allow students to tailor their major to their particular career goals.
Students who graduate with a major in Neuroscience are expected to:
Write clear, concise research papers with well-constructed hypotheses, scientific methodology (introduction, methods, results and conclusions), correct in-text citation, and analysis of primary and secondary sources, and evaluate and apply information in these sources to a specific research question or topic.
Understand quantitative reasoning as it applies to learning skills in the biological sciences, understanding the process of scientific method, and implementing this in their laboratory and class projects at the introductory level as well as in advanced biology electives.
Make oral presentations confidently and professionally to an audience of their peers, mentors and colleagues
Manhattanville offers many routes for students seeking to enter health professional schools in such areas as medicine, dentistry, optometry, physician assistant, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, and other health-related fields. Please find more information by clicking the following links:
Manhattanville has an M.S. in Biomedical Sciences program. In addition to that program, the college has a bridge agreement with New York Medical College so exceptional undergraduates can be challenged by advanced coursework and prepare themselves for graduate school.
To qualify for this opportunity students must meet the following criteria:
Minimum of 2 elective courses completed with a grade of B+ or better for their biology degree 2. Applicable pre-requisites are completed with a grade of B+ or better 3. Minimum science GPA is a 3.2, overall GPA minimum is a 3.4 4. Demonstration of an advanced writing ability beyond an undergraduate level, as well as advanced technical laboratory skills above that of a typical undergraduate 5. Approval of Division Chair and Faculty member teaching the course is required.
The program allows a maximum of 4 courses or 12 credits to count towards their undergraduate biology degree lifetime as an undergraduate (either here or at a bridge school)