Garden City, NY - January 11, 2016 - Adelphi University has launched a new Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, open for immediate enrollment. The multidisciplinary degree enables students to capitalize on growing research and employment opportunities in the burgeoning field of neuroscience and related areas. Students in the program will have the chance to learn from and conduct research alongside renowned psychology and biology faculty.
Today, neuroscience—the study of the brain’s hundred billion neurons and how they generate behavior, emotion and cognition—is unlocking an increasing number of the brain’s mysteries. Neuroscientists perform critical studies and analysis to better understand human behavior as well as behavioral, psychological and neurological disorders— such as depression, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease—that affect health and quality of life. Adelphi students who pursue the B.S. in Neuroscience have the chance to be on the leading edge of that work.
Students will find that the program is excellent preparation for medical school and graduate studies and offers a gateway to careers in the research industry and fields related to psychology, gerontology, biology, chemistry, physics, physical therapy, speech pathology, audiology, nursing, special education, biomedical engineering, business and law, among many others.
Adelphi’s 53–55 credit undergraduate neuroscience degree is offered jointly by the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences with two areas of concentration: molecular neuroscience and cognitive neuroscience. Students in the program have the opportunity to study complex issues from multiple perspectives integrating biology, psychology, chemistry and computer science with distinguished faculty: Tandra Chakraborty, Ph.D., Francine Conway, Ph.D. ’99, Dominic Fareri, Ph.D., Susan Petry, Ph.D., and Alan Schoenfeld, Ph.D.
For more information about the program, attend the information session on Monday, February 15, 2016, at 9:30 a.m., at the Center for Recreation and Sports on the Garden City campus. For further details and to enroll, visit online or call 1-800-ADELPHI.
About Adelphi University
New York’s Adelphi University is a nationally ranked, doctoral research university where students succeed by gaining the skills, knowledge and exposure to thrive as professionals and active citizens in an interconnected and fast-paced global society. Today, nearly 8,000 students from 38 states and 46 countries pursue degrees in person and online through Adelphi’s eight distinguished schools and programs—the College of Arts and Sciences, the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, the Honors College, the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, the College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work. Chartered in 1896, Adelphi is known for offering a personalized education—one is which students are mentored by talented and committed faculty members and readily find opportunities to initiate, innovate, explore and understand. With dynamic learning hubs on Long Island, in Manhattan and in the Hudson Valley, Adelphi serves communities, both regionally and globally, through the research and practice of its faculty, the collaborative initiatives undertaken by its centers and programs, the staging of distinguished cultural events and, most essentially, the education of future leaders and informed citizens.