Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field well grounded in biology, chemistry and psychology.
The Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (IPN) offers an undergraduate BS degree and a minor in neuroscience administered by the Department of Psychology in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Program offers a PhD in neuroscience administered by the College of Science.
The neuroscience faculty at Mason consists of a unique blend of traditional experimental and theoretical scientists. They work in many departments across the university, including Psychology, Molecular Neuroscience, Molecular and Microbiology, Electrical Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, and Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.
The research of neuroscience faculty focuses on the broad areas of behavior, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, computational modeling, and informatics. Some of the key research initiatives currently underway at George Mason University include: