Mission Statement 

Students and contributing faculty in the Multidisciplinary Studies Program in Neuroscience study questions spanning the entire spectrum of modern neuroscience research.

Departing from the traditional focus on individual disciplines, Neuroscience is characterized by collaborative interactions between faculty and students working at many different levels of analysis, including research on cell-molecular neurobiology, pharmacology, physiology, neural engineering, neural communications, and cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. When combined with a varied curriculum, seminars, an annual neuroscience symposium, and an extremely active faculty that contribute to neuroscience research and instruction, the neuroscience concentration provides an excellent, well-rounded and nurturing training experience designed to prepare undergraduate students for graduate study in neuroscience or a neuroscience-related field. Optionally, because many of the core courses in the program overlap with pre-medical school courses, the program further prepares students to seek entry into medical school and other health-related areas.

Pursuant to the philosophy of East Carolina University, the Neuroscience Program pledges itself to (1) foster educational excellence in curriculum, instruction, and scholarship; (2) promote scientific research and scientific inquiry through attendance at professional conferences, professional contacts, and publications; (3) provide opportunities for students to learn from a variety of laboratory and/or medical/clinical experiences; (4) foster a culture that values diversity, encourages interaction, and negotiates the differences among us; (5) uphold the standards of professional ethics and academic integrity; (6) promote multidisciplinary collaboration; (7) support academic freedom; and (8) foster professional and public service.