Research will be central to your studies, and as a neuroscience major, by senior year you will be ready to delve into an in-depth research project. You will find opportunity to excel outside the classroom, for instance getting a grant to conduct summer research with a professor or coauthoring a paper that is published in a scholarly journal.
Alex Cates ’15 is a Hamilton College neuroscience major who spent the summer after his sophomore year doing research. “It was great to get the hands-on experience of designing an experiment, collecting and analyzing data, and then designing a new experiment to test the next hypothesis – not to mention learning a little bit of coding and enjoying the summer research atmosphere,” says Cates, who worked on modeling human movement.More >>
A graduate’s progress: a medical degree
Nathaly François ’04 knew since childhood that she wanted to be a physician. At Hamilton College she majored in neuroscience and planned to be a neurosurgeon, but in medical school she discovered her true passion – urology. She is a urology resident at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.More >>
Hamilton graduates who concentrated in neuroscience are pursuing careers in a variety of fields, including: