The program in neuroscience at Wofford is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the biology and psychology departments. This means that, while you major in either biology or psychology, you take classes in both departments coupled with experimental training and research seminars in areas such as molecular neurobiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and behavioral levels.
“As a Ph.D. neuroscience student in the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh, “I am beginning my third year of my doctoral training program with a research focus on the neurobiology of chronic pain. My research focuses on modulation of spinal cord interneurons to alleviate neuropathic pain. The neuroscience courses I took at Wofford College as a student in the Program for Neuroscience gave me a solid foundation for my graduate coursework and research. My significant exposure to laboratory research as an undergraduate assisted me in my research rotations in the first year of my Ph.D. program. The emphasis on neuroscience specific primary literature in Wofford’s Neuroscience seminar courses also gave me additional experience in dissecting primary literature that has been invaluable throughout graduate school.”
As a first-year medical student at the Medical University of South Carolina, I can already tell that the neuroscience program and classes at Wofford prepared me well, both in terms of knowledge needed to excel in my medical education, as well as learning and critical thinking skills. The neuroscience concentration's emphasis on research and learning to interpret and write scholarly literature has allowed me to already have a leg up in research and understanding tough biomedical publications. It is very clear that the neuroscience concentration has given me the tools I need to succeed in medical school and whatever may come next!