Skills and Knowledge
Synthetic Thinking: neuroscience students are constantly working and thinking across disciplinary boundaries. In practice, this means that they know how to integrate data, and sometimes quite different modes of thinking—from biology and physiology to chemistry, anatomy, and more, when producing insights.
Collaborative and Independent Project Management: the extensive lab work and research required of NSB majors provides students with many opportunities to execute projects from beginning to end— both as an individual (showing that they know how to work independently) and collaboratively (demonstrating that scientific research requires teamwork and coordination).
Communicating Science: cross-disciplinary research requires communication (and sometimes translation) of research findings to a diverse audience. To communicate clearly about complex scientific concepts demonstrates a deep understanding of the subject matter, as well as an ability to identify and address the needs of various stakeholders (be it, fellow scientists, students, clients, or others).