University of Pittsburgh

Department of Neuroscience

Department Goals and Objectives

To promote outstanding programs...

...of research and scholarship in neuroscience. Put simply, research is the engine that drives the department.

To provide outstanding instruction...

...and training in neuroscience to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Undergraduate students require a general education in science that will enable them to think logically and critically, and encourage them to seek understanding, regardless of their ultimate career goals. Graduate students require training that will enable them to become successful, independent scientific investigators.

Finally, as citizens of the University of Pittsburgh we accept the responsibility to provide service within the larger University community...

...and the still larger public community on matters that concern the function of the nervous system, including mental health and neurological diseases as well as more general matters of education in science.