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Neuroscience

The Neuroscience Certificate at Covenant College

 

As one of the fastest growing and developing interdisciplinary scientific fields of the 21st century, neuroscience research is providing a foundational understanding of the chemical, cellular, and anatomical underpinnings of brain/nervous system function, cognition, behavior, perception, and psychological/neurological disorders.

 

Covenant's neuroscience certificate provides an interdisciplinary curricular structure and intellectual grounding for students intending to pursue graduate study in neuroscience-related fields. Pursuing the neuroscience certificate will also provide students with unique opportunities to consider mind/brain/body connections from a Christian perspective.

 
Required Courses

Students will complete an interdisciplinary mix of 23-24 course credit hours and a capstone comprehensive exam.

  • Foundational Grounding (8 hours)
  • Topic Area 1 - Cellular/Molecular Emphasis (8 hours)
  • Topic Area 2 - Systems Emphasis (3-4 hours)
  • Topic Area 3 - Behavioral/Cognitive Emphasis (3 hours)
  • Capstone Review and Assessment (1 hour)
View the course catalog for details
 
 
Neuroscience Outcomes

Covenant alumni working in neuroscience-related fields:

Dr. Katherine Wert, PhD (Biology, ’08)
  • Assistant professor of ophthalmology/molecular biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Her research work involves gene therapy approaches to retinal degenerative disease.
Dr. Allison Keuning, PhD (Psychology, ’96)
  • Clinical neuropsychologist at Health Partners Neuroscience Center (St. Paul, MN)
  • Her work involves assessment of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes that can occur in the context of a variety of neurological, medical, and psychiatric conditions.
 
“People aren't just minds, souls, personalities, social partners, or patterns of behavior; they are embodied minds, souls, and so forth. What does it mean for the biologist that neural systems have mental, behavioral, and physical, functions? This is the focus of neuroscience
- Dr. David Washburn, professor of psychology
 
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