Explore the elegance and complexity of the brain and investigate how our 86 billion neurons contribute to our thinking, our behavior, and our sense of self.

Why study Neuroscience at Sewanee?

Neuroscience is a highly interdisciplinary field that spans the study of everything from single molecules to brain-wide circuits. The Sewanee neuroscience curriculum is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of cellular /molecular, behavioral, and cognitive approaches to exploring the brain. Flexible electives allow our students to expand their training into many related fields, including biomedical and health sciences, computational modeling, chemistry, and philosophy. Our professors provide a welcoming and collaborative environment where our students develop critical thinking skills, creativity, and a rigorous approach to understanding neuroscientific research.

Courses & Curricula

Sewanee’s Neuroscience curriculum is designed to cultivate core competencies in neuroscience. Students explore core subdisciplines in neuroscience and engage in hands-on laboratory courses that allow them to develop and conduct inquiry-driven research projects in neuroscience. Flexible, interdisciplinary electives enable students to expand their appreciation of neuroscience while pursuing their interests and goals.

Faculty & Student Research

Explore the research programs run by our Neuroscience faculty, and discover how our students conduct and present scientific research of their own.

Our Community

Sewanee’s neuroscience community welcomes all members, from the neuro-curious to the newly declared major to the graduating senior. Discover the many ways to connect with other students, interact with faculty, plug into social and professional networks, and expand your neuroscientific world.

See What Our Students Have To Say

Meet our Faculty


Dr. Kate Cammack
Assistant professor of Psychology, Director of the Neuroscience Program

kmcammac@sewanee.edu // Woods Lab 335


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