Grace College Introduces Neurobiology Concentration
Grace College recently added a concentration in neurobiology to its portfolio of more than 100 majors, minors and concentrations. The school will partner with the Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges Consortium (LCMC) to offer the biology concentration as a hybrid degree. Students enrolled will blend traditional in-person Grace courses with four online LCMC courses.
“There is really nothing quite like neurobiology at Grace College,” said Dr. Joe Frentzel, Dr. Eugene Inman Endowed Chair of Science and Mathematics at Grace. “It blends the most interesting aspects of two disciplines – behavioral and biological sciences – in creating a distinct concentration that is tailored to someone who wants to learn about how the brain functions in controlling human behavior and thoughts.”
The neurobiology concentration blends neuroscience coursework through LCMC with courses from Grace’s biology major as well as its School of Behavioral Science. Courses from these programs, such as Advanced Anatomy & Physiology I and Abnormal Psychology, lay the groundwork for neurobiology-specific courses such as Biological Basis of Perception and Movement, Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropathology.
According to Frentzel, the LCMC taps four leaders in the National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative (NNCI), a collaboration between educators and neuroscientists that seeks to make core neuroscience concepts available to a broader audience, to develop the program’s coursework. This group includes Dr. David Ross, professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine.
To learn more about the neurobiology concentration at Grace, visit www.grace.edu/programs/