Neuroscience provides two courses of study: an emphasis for students majoring in biology or psychology, and a minor for students majoring in other disciplines. Both are designed for students interested in graduate study or employment in neurology, molecular neuroscience, psychiatry and/or biopsychology.

A neuroscience emphasis requires three core neuroscience courses in addition to the requirements of a biology or psychology major, as well as a neuroscience-related research project in the form of an on-campus tutorial or independent study project, or an internship.

Students in all other majors must complete six courses to achieve a neuroscience minor, including two introductory science courses from two different disciplines, three core neuroscience courses, and a neuroscience-related research project.

The Neuroscience program is associated with the Department of Biology and the Department of Psychology. Additional course information is available in the W&J College Catalog.


Ronald J. Bayline, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair of Biology

Michael S. Leonard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Chemistry

William S. Sheers, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics and Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience

Kelly M. Weixel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology; Director, Neuroscience Program

Lynn A. Wilson, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

Nobunaka Matsuno, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry