Neuroscience Student Learning Outcomes

Neuroscience Student Learning Outcomes

When they successfully complete the Neuroscience program at WSU, students will:


  1. Demonstrate knowledge of, and recognize the relationships between, the structure and function of molecules and tissues involved in neurobiological systems at all levels: molecular, cellular, and organismal.
  2. Recognize the impact that science has on culture, and vice versa.


  1. Perform basic laboratory techniques used in neuroscience research and understand and apply principles of laboratory safety.
  2. Locate and retrieve scientific information and read, understand, and critically evaluate primary literature.
  3. Prepare oral and written reports in a standard scientific format.
  4. Apply the scientific process, including designing, conducting, and evaluating experiments and testing of hypotheses.
  5. Use mathematics and statistics to evaluate scientific evidence and interpret graphs and tables.


  1. Recognize that all areas of science are integrated and interconnected.
  2. Appreciate scientific knowledge as something that is not static, but constantly expanding through the ongoing work of researchers.
  3. Value ethical conduct in science.
  4. Recognize that the best decision-making and policies are based on evidence.