Hands-on Learning

Our rigorous neuroscience program hinges on experiential learning through research conducted in a variety of laboratories across the UO campus. Beginning as early as freshman year, students participate in cutting-edge research alongside our interdisciplinary faculty. By developing practical skills through real-world experience, our graduates gain a competitive advantage and emerge from the program well-prepared for science-related careers.

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Get Involved in Research

All required neuroscience coursework has an emphasis on research, and students are encouraged to join a research lab affiliated with the university's Institute of Neuroscience.

Research Opportunities


Research on the Leading Edge

"All of our students are encouraged to get hands-on experience and skills working in a neuroscience lab. The UO has an established reputation for excellence in neuroscience research, and there are many different labs that undergraduate students can join."

-Nicole Dudukovic, Neuroscience program director

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UO Undergraduate Research Symposium

Neuroscience majors can participate in the University of Oregon Undergraduate Research Symposium, where they can show their creative work and connect with the UO community.

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Travel and Study Around the World

Enhance your academic experience and complement your neuroscience major by studying the natural sciences and conducting research in another part of the world.

Study Abroad