Research is an integral part of Longwood’s student experience, and this is especially true of the Neuroscience Studies Minor. Not only does research boost your chances of acceptance in a graduate program after you complete your Bachelor’s degree, it also offers an opportunity for hands-on application of the ideas you learn in your classes.
Longwood has several opportunities for student research to suit a variety of needs. The PRISM program is an 8-week summer research endeavor between students and a supervising faculty member that culminates in a presentation to faculty, peers, and other interested parties. While PRISM is competitive, the rewards are worth it. Not only do you gain practical research experience, it comes with a stipend to supplement your living expenses! Follow the link at right for more information.
If Summer research doesn’t interest you, consider the Spring Research Symposium as a reasonable alternative. Spring research occurs conveniently during the regular semester, and is therefore an ideal way to enjoy a research opportunity without sacrificing your summer. Another advantage is that spring research can be done in cooperation with a Neuroscience Studies elective course option:
- NEUR 490 – Independent Research in Neuroscience (1-18 credits)
- NEUR 492 – Internship in Neuroscience (1-15 credits)
- NEUR 498 – Honors Research in Neuroscience (3 credits)*
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*Must be supervised by a senior honors research committee representative and approved by the Neuroscience Studies minor director.