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 Overview


Program Type: Major
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department: Neuroscience

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.

Why Study Neuroscience at Oberlin?

Department Faculty
Variety of Courses
Science Library

Sample Courses

  • NSCI 175 - Ecological impacts and invertebrate neurobiology 4 credits
  • NSCI 201 - The Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience 4 credits
  • NSCI 327 - Neuropharmacology Laboratory 2 credits
  • NSCI 360 - Cognitive Neuroscience 4 credits

Neuroscience Faculty

Our faculty are both scholars and teachers who devote their careers to making important contributions to their disciplines through writing and research. They are committed to undergraduate education and teach everything from first-year seminars to advanced courses.

Explore Faculty within Neuroscience

“I like teaching all of my courses for different reasons. I like to teach lab-based courses the most because you get to work closely with students. It is a very hands-on type of learning. Because of the structure of the labs, there is also time to get to know the students as individuals in a way that is difficult in lecture classes.”

Tracie Paine, Associate Professor of Neuroscience
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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.