At the Sept. 18 University of Colorado Board of Regents meeting hosted on the Boulder campus, a new Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience was approved on the consent agenda.
In the campus recommendation from Chancellor DiStefano and Provost Moore, they stated that psychiatric disorders affect a growing number of individuals—nearly one in five Americans in a given year and more than two billion people worldwide. Furthermore, the scope of neuroscience is vast—ranging from the most basic cellular-level research to translational medicine—and many unanswered questions remain. These factors make neuroscience one of the more exciting and opportunity-laden fields in which to pursue a scientific career.
CU-Boulder will be one of the few public universities in the nation to offer an undergraduate degree program and this should enhance its ability to compete for top-quality students wanting to pursue a study in Neuroscience.
Also on the discussion agenda were proposals for a new Masters of Science in Supply Chain Management and a new Masters of Science in Real Estate. After the Board’s discussion, the two proposed programs may be moved to the consent agenda of a future meeting.