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Claremont McKenna College

48 months
56475 USD/year
56475 USD/year
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The Neuroscience program of Claremont McKenna College is an interdisciplinary major of 16 courses (maximum) designed to provide students with an appreciation of diverse approaches to understanding the function of nervous systems, as well as the ability to conduct investigations within a particular subfield of interest.


Students majoring in the Neuroscience program of Claremont McKenna College complete:

  • A common core program,
  • A sequence of four electives determined in consultation with an adviser in Neuroscience, and
  • A one- or two-semester thesis on a topic related to the four course sequence.

The major provides good preparation for graduate work in biology, neuroscience, and a variety of other programs including medical school or other graduate health professions programs.  Admission to particular advanced degree programs may require additional course work.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Neuroscience major of the Keck Science Department aims to provide students with skills and knowledge to prepare them to effectively engage and evaluate issues and innovations in neuroscience. In particular, the program prepares students for graduate programs in Neuroscience and contributes towards the preparation for professional programs such biotechnology and medicine.

A Neuroscience Major should be able to:

  • Understand the structure and function of the nervous system at various levels of organization.
  • Understand a number of research techniques in neuroscience and gain training in evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of various methods.
  • Design experiments, analyze data and think critically.
  • Critically evaluate published scientific literature.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Neuroscience 2: Systems
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Motor Control

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • $70 application fee or fee waiver. Fee waivers are available through The Coalition Application and Common Application systems.
  • School report and counselor recommendation
  • Two teacher recommendations
  • Official high school transcript(s) from all secondary schools attended
  • While interviews are not required, they are highly recommended
  • International applicants, regardless of their country of citizenship, whose first language is not English and who attend a school in which English is not the primary language of instruction, must submit official score results

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Claremont

802 - 1446 USD /month
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