Wanek School of Natural Sciences


Within the context of the liberal arts environment, High Point University’s Neuroscience Program provides students with interdisciplinary curricular options that range from the generalized to the specialized, and that prepare them for a wide variety of post-baccalaureate goals within their field (e.g., careers in biomedical research; professional programs in the health sciences, such as medical school). Within our curricula, special emphasis is placed on science as a process, supported by a conceptual understanding of basic principles in neuroscience. To this end, hands-on, experiential learning opportunities are abundant, both within classrooms and teaching laboratories and through original research. As a result, our curricula foster within students not only the knowledge base, but also the critical thinking, communication and collaboration skills that prepare them for success in their future careers and for leadership roles within society.

Student Learning outcomes

High Point University’s Neuroscience Program strives to provide students with state-of-the-art, rigorous, laboratory-intensive training in this interdisciplinary field that enables them to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency with the concepts and methodologies of neuroscience;
  2. Apply scientific methods and ways of thinking, including hypothesis formation, the design and execution of well-controlled experiments, and the analysis and interpretation of experimental results;
  3. Apply concepts from the various sub disciplines of neuroscience to solve problems;
  4. Communicate neuroscience concepts and data effectively, both orally and in written form, to the scientific and lay communities;
  5. demonstrate an understanding of the ethical and social dimensions of neuroscience, as well as the limitations and assumptions of the field as it is practiced in the US and globally; and
  6. demonstrate the understanding and skills necessary to work in a diverse world.

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