Department of
Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience
We train tomorrow’s scientists and are recognized as leaders in biomedical and neuroscience research.

Our faculty are recognized as leaders in integrative physiology and neuroscience research, including sleep, addiction, muscles and movement, metabolism, and cognition. We offer undergraduate through postdoctoral education in neuroscience and integrative physiology, and our faculty provide core instruction in the professional veterinary medical program. 

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Undergraduate degree program

We prepare you for a career in human and animal science, health, and medicine.

Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

A cross-disciplinary major centered on the study of the brain and the nervous system

Get on the fast track with STARS

Earn an accelerated PhD degree in as little as 7 years

Graduate degree programs

Rigorous educational training for tomorrow’s scientists in biomedical sciences

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences – Integrative Physiology

A very flexible program ideally suited for those students interested in pursuing master’s level graduate work

Master of Science in Neuroscience

For students interested in pursuing master’s level graduate work

PhD in Biomedical Sciences – Integrative Physiology

A flexible approach to train students in integrative physiology and prepare them for independent research careers

PhD in Neuroscience

A research-intensive program to train students for independent research careers in higher education, industry, and government agencies

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Research areas

  • Emotion, motivation, reward, and addiction
  • Metabolic and homeostatic systems
  • Molecular and cellular neuroscience

  • Muscle, movement, and biophysics
  • Sensory neuroscience and pain
  • Sleep, performance, and cognition

Community outreach

Kid’s Judge!

A fun way for local fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-graders to discover how our brains work

Teaching Academy

Fostering innovative teaching and learning for faculty, residents, and professional and graduate students across the college

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Interested in giving opportunities for Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience?

Questions?  Contact us neuromajor@wsu.edu or for the graduate program grad.neuro@wsu.edu

Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
P.O. Box 647620,  Pullman, WA 99164-7620