Catherine L. Franssen, PhD, Director, Assistant Professor of Psychology
The mission of the Longwood University Neuroscience Studies Minor is to engage students from across the curriculum with neuroscience, with the aim of meeting Longwood University’s vision to create lifelong learners connected to what is new in the world. The relatively new, rapidly growing, and pervasive field of neuroscience intersects with nearly every discipline. Through the interdisciplinary NeuroStudies Minor, students will improve critical & independent thinking skills as well as scientific literacy, and prepare for careers in both science and non-science fields. Students from a variety of academic areas are encouraged to participate in this educational experience. Courses for this program are designed to inform students about the foundational concepts and current events in neuroscience, and provide an intentional focus on development of the interrelationships of neuroscience across the liberal arts.