Neuroscience at the University of Montana
It is difficult to imagine a scientific field of study with greater breadth, relevance or opportunity than Neuroscience. At the University of Montana, Neuroscience is a campus-wide interdisciplinary program dedicated to educating students and advancing research on the brain, behavior and diseases of the nervous system.
At the core of our program lies several undergraduate and graduate degree options in Neuroscience that are available to students and collaboratively offered by the College of Humanities & Sciences and the College of Health. With a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and research-focused understanding of the nervous system, our graduates are exceptionally well prepared for the next steps in their career paths, be it medical school, graduate school, postdoctoral research, or any of the other exciting neuroscience-related opportunities rapidly emerging in the academic and private sectors.
The strong emphasis on research that runs throughout the Neuroscience program reflects the interests and successes of the program faculty as nationally recognized neuroscientists, most of whom are supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Many of these faculty are affiliated with one or more of the neuroscience-related centers on campus, including the Center for Structural & Functional Neuroscience and the Neural Injury Center. This very strong research presence keeps the content of the neuroscience courses current, as well as provides numerous opportunities for students to get hands-on research experience.
of our students gain hands-on research experience
most popular major of Pre-Med students
Foundation awardee for innovative curriculum
Confluence Episode 65 - Nirvan Rouzbeh
In Episode 65 of Confluence, Nirvan Rouzbeh, a graduate student in the Neuroscience program, shares his journey to UM and his research on glutamate receptors.