Neuroscience is a new, exciting, and rapidly expanding scientific discipline that aims to understand how physical processes in our brains underlie complex functions such as movement, sensation, memory, emotion, consciousness and thought. Faculty and students in Neuroscience are particularly interested in how diseases that affect the brain lead to mental health problems, with the focus of our research including depression, Parkinson’s disease, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease and concussion. Our research, like our academic programs, integrates information from many disciplines including medicine, molecular biology, psychology, immunology, genetics, chemistry and epidemiology.
The Neuroscience Department’s state-of-the-art purpose-built research and teaching labs are to be housed in Carleton’s new Health Sciences building, opening in 2017.
Neuroscience is available as a Combined Honours program between the Departments of Neuroscience and Biology.
What students are saying about Neuroscience
I couldn’t have asked for a better undergraduate experience. Studying neuroscience at Carleton University was challenging, but prepared me well to continue my education in medicine. With interesting courses taught by supportive professors who are top in their fields, this program has been both enjoyable and rewarding. Even outside the classroom, it was easy to get involved in some of the research being conducted at Carleton. If you’re interested in continuing in science, and have an interest in neuroscience, I highly recommend this program!Eric Nelson, Neuroscience student