Neuroscience Program

  • Academic Division: The College
  • Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science
  • Academic Programs: Major
  • Course Offerings: Course Offerings

Neuroscience is one of Washington and Lee's oldest interdisciplinary programs. Our first major graduated in 1990 and since that time many students have successfully completed the neuroscience curriculum.

The mission of the program is to foster an environment of collaborative research wherein students learn discipline-specific knowledge, analytic and scientific thinking and ethical principles of research through close interactions with faculty members actively engaged in basic neuroscience research. Coursework in this program serves to provide background and context for the research activities that are the core experience for our students.

We are quite serious about this. All Neuroscience students complete research with our faculty and we think this is the best way to learn. Lectures and lab exercises have their place but nothing replaces the experience of pursuing a question that no one else has answered.

News in Neuroscience

The Marella family (Andrea P’18, Julia, Phil III ’18, Andrew and Phil ’81, P’18,) with Professor Bob Stewart and President Ken Ruscio ’76.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Dart Internships at W&L: Five Years Strong

In March, Phil Marella '81 and his wife, Andrea, visited campus, not only to visit their son Phil, who is a first-year student here, but to also personally deliver a check from Dana's Angels Research Trust (DART) to President Ken Ruscio '76.

Nicole Gunawansa

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Gunawansa '14 Wins Luce Scholarship

Nicole Gunawansa, a senior at Washington and Lee University, has won a Luce Scholarship that will enable her to spend 10 months living and working in Asia.