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.

A Sampling of Courses


Programs of Study

Requirements for the Major & Minor in Neuroscience

Requirements for the Major & Minor in BiologyWebsite

Requirements for the Major & Minor in Psychology | Website

Meet our Faculty


Helen V. Bateman
Assistant Professor of Psychology/Interim Chair of Neuroscience


Woods Lab 327, Ext. 1712


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