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.