Our minor provides a unique opportunity for students from various disciplines to explore the complexities of the human brain and nervous system.
The neuroscience program at Hope College is unique. Interdisciplinary to the core, it is open to students from any major and incorporates courses from biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, nursing, philosophy, and psychology.
Our neuroscience minor is designed to promote discovery and inquiry-based learning, which is why research is a core component of the program, including a year-long capstone project. This makes the minor perfect for biology, chemistry or psychology majors interested in pursuing graduate work in neuroscience, and complements many other programs of study, from computer science and the health sciences to the arts.
The Neuroscience Program offers an interdisciplinary minor, weaving together courses in biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, nursing, philosophy, and psychology.
The neuroscience minor program at Hope College is founded on one of its greatest strengths: its research program. Our program promotes the process of discovery and inquiry-based learning. The minor consists of a total of 23 credit hours, combining three core neuroscience courses with flagged courses from multiple disciplines. We strongly encourage you to make this minor your own.
If you’re interested in pursuing neuroscience as a major, please contact Dr. Leah Chase, the program director. Typically, we encourage students to major in psychology, biology, chemistry or another major and add neuroscience as a minor. However, if your academic and career interests span the social, natural and applied sciences — like psychology and biology — a composite major may be an option.
The neuroscience program is interdisciplinary in nature, with three core courses and many flagged classes from other departments.
Some students decide to enter the workforce immediately after graduation and get employed as:
- Social workers
- Patient care providers at mental health institutions
- Program analysts for hospitals
- Research technicians in neuroscience labs
- Behavior Aids
- Pharmacy technicians
- Scientific salespeople
- Clinical research coordinators
- Program coordinators for wellness centers
- Legislative Assistants
About the School
Hope College is a private, Christian liberal arts college in Holland, Michigan. It opened in 1851 as the Pioneer School by Dutch immigrants four years after the community was first settled.