A student looks at a LEGO robot on a lab table
Kate Hull ’18 worked with neuroscience professor Pat Simen to reprogram a Lego robot for use as a teaching aid in the classroom. Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko
Program Type:
  • Major
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Our interdisciplinary science focus makes for a unique academic experience for students interested in studying neuroscience. We easily integrate this program with other sciences—chemistry, biology, physics, and more—to help students understand brain function, behavior, and consciousness.

Program Director

Tracie Paine

Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Department Affiliation

Kristi Gibson

Administrative Assistant 440-775-8768

Why Study Neuroscience at Oberlin?

Department Faculty
Variety of Courses
Science Library

Sample Courses

  • NSCI 108 - Environmental Chemicals in Human Health 4 credits
  • NSCI 201 - The Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience 4 credits
  • NSCI 327 - Neuropharmacology Laboratory 2 credits
  • NSCI 357 - Sensory Neuroscience 4 credits

Neuroscience News

Students working in EEG room.

EEG and the Cognitive Sciences

February 20, 2019
Electroencephalogram is used in a variety of ways in the cognitive sciences to examine the structures and processes that underlie a creature’s ability to think and reason.
Regina Stasser de Gonzalez and Jason Stalnaker

STRONG Returns for Its Fourth Year

September 20, 2018
STRONG launched its fourth program this summer, bringing together students from underrepresented demographics in STEM and Oberlin professors through research.