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

Upcoming Neuroscience Events


STEM in Color

12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall

STEM in Color

12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall

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

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.
student putting on lab coat

Kate Frost ’15 Tackles Medical Goals

July 17, 2017
Kate Frost ’15 majored in biology and neuroscience and minored in chemistry. The Oberlin alum knew early on that she was on a science track. Today she’s completing her first year of medical school at Vanderbilt University.
A student positions a small device with wheels on a track while a professor looks on

24 Hours of Winter Term

February 13, 2017
Follow along a day in the life of students, faculty, and staff during winter term.