Neuroscience - Undergraduate Programs
Sagol School of Neuroscience
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B.Sc. programs in Neuroscience
The Sagol School of Neuroscience now offers five B.Sc. programs in Neuroscience that are based on the existing B.Sc. program. These programs being under Sagol’s auspices will encourage closer productive interactions with senior and junior faculty and graduate students from the various faculties and disciplines, and will facilitate enhanced education and advanced research.
B.Sc. In biology and in psychology with an emphasis on neuroscience (1514)
The B.Sc. program offers in-depth courses on the fundamentals of modern molecular and cellular neurobiology, as well as on the structure and operation of the nervous system, cognitive and behavioral aspects, and the mechanisms of neurological and psychiatric diseases and possible treatment directions. In their second year of study, bachelor’s students are already enrolling in neuroscience projects, which involve active participation and experiments in diverse fields ranging from molecular neuroscience to functional MRI in human and translational neuroscience.
B.Sc. in biology and in linguistics with an emphasis on neuroscience (1564)
The combined program in Biology and Linguistics with emphasis on brain sciences is a new B.Sc. track for outstanding students interested in the domain of neurobiology of language including neurolinguistics (the investigation of the neural basis of the human language faculty) and the genetics of language.
The program offers courses in neurobiology, neuroanatomy, the structure and function of the nervous system, genetics and evolution, as well as in-depth courses in the various subfields of theoretical linguistics, e.g., syntax, phonology and semantics. Students will acquire in-depth knowledge in biology, brain science, and theoretical linguistics as a first step towards an academic career or in order to integrate into research and development of artificial intelligence; treatment programs for language disorders and juxtaposed domains.
Program in psychology and in computer Science, with an emphasis on neuroscience (1513)
This double major program in Psychology and Computer Science is open to outstanding students who are interested in the computational and behavioral-cognitive aspects of brain sciences. The program includes dedicated course in brain sciences.
The program goal is to impart students with basic knowledge of how the brain processes information on the cognitive and behavioral levels. Studies incorporate mathematical and computational tools from the field of Computer Science to model these processes. This field of research is currently at the forefront of brain research.
Double major in bio-medical engineering and biology with an emphasis on neuroscience (1554)
This program is geared to outstanding candidates interested in life sciences and brain study with a talent for the exact sciences (mathematics, physics and computers), engineering and technology.
The goal of the program is to train students in engineering, biology and brain sciences and to understand how the brain works and processes information employing mathematical and engineering tools.
Program graduates will be eligible to apply for MA or PhD research programs in the Sagol School of Neuroscience, Engineering or Biology, contingent on the criteria in each track. This four-year program is based on the undergraduate programs in Engineering, Biomedicine, and Biology. The overlap of engineering and biology allows students to complete the BA degree in each of these fields.
Physics with brain sciences*
This three-year degree in physics with additional dedicated courses in brain science is for outstanding students interested in brain sciences who wish to combine the exact sciences with their studies. Completing the program enables the graduate to apply to a graduate program in physics or in brain sciences without having to fulfill any prerequisites.
Many facets of the study of the brain require extensive knowledge of computational models and the ability to analyze complex systems. Physics studies impart these abilities and constitute an excellent foundation for continuing in computational disciplines of brain research, such as:
Network analysis – How does brain’s neuron system in the brain enable its functioning?
Recording electrical activity in the brain – How does the brain code the organism’s environment and make decisions accordingly?
Simulation of the brain’s structures and functions – developing new methods of imaging the brain’s anatomical and functional
Modeling complex behaviors – use of advanced mathematical models to explain animals’ behavior
*Opening of the program is conditioned upon obtaining permission from the university administration.
Acceptance to all programs is conditioned upon knowledge of Hebrew. The courses and exams are given in Hebrew.
Candidates defined as deficient in Hebrew are required to attain at least Level "Gimel" of the language (a score of at least 105 on the Hebrew language exam) by the beginning of the academic year, and an exemption level by the end of the first year of studies.