Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system (i.e., brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves), the mechanisms of behavior, and the nature of mind and consciousness. Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field that draws from a number of scientific disciplines including medicine, biological sciences, psychology, physics, chemistry, mathematics and engineering, and beyond with the nervous system serving as the common focus. Neuroscience is one of the most rapidly advancing fields of research and training. At the University of Miami, over 50 faculty members from 13 departments on three campuses participate in undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral training. They engage in neuroscience research that accounts for more than 20% of the University’s federally sponsored research dollars. While the home of the major is in the College of Arts & Sciences, the teaching faculty and Steering Committee come from several schools, including the Miller School of Medicine. The College of Arts & Sciences Department of biology and psychology are home to many of our faculty as well.

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