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Neuroscience / Creative Writing

OwlehnOwlehn Registered User Posts: 625 Member
edited May 2010 in Kenyon College
I'm a junior this year and Kenyon has reached the top of my list as far as desired colleges go. Tuition/Room&Board aside (yikes, I need to pull together some scholarship money), how is the Neuroscience program? I've been exploring different possible fields of study and am thinking about Neuroscience. I've heard Kenyon offers (under majors) BioChem and BioPsych tracks. Any opinions regarding either? Strengths? Weaknesses?

Also, I'm interested in taking creative writing courses in college. I've heard excellent things about Kenyon's programs. Any comments in regard to creative writing at Kenyon?

I know Kenyon is mostly known for their English department (at least that's what I've gathered), so I'm wondering how you guys would rate their sciences.

Thanks!
Owlehn
Post edited by Owlehn on

Replies to: Neuroscience / Creative Writing

  • foolsgoldfoolsgold Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    I honestly think that the science departments are actually better than the English department in a lot of respects. The science departments are all awesome; the science quad is fairly new, and all of the labs are state of the art. Plus, because the departments tend to be smaller, you can count on knowing all of your department's professors very personally, which comparatively few English majors really do.
  • OwlehnOwlehn Registered User Posts: 625 Member
    Thanks foolsgold. Yea I heard that the science quad was new. I'm hoping I can visit Kenyon this summer.
    Anyone else?
  • RainbowFishRainbowFish Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    Hey! I don't know exactly what the program is just yet but I can tell you that I'm attending as a freshman this upcoming year and I am majoring in Neuroscience. :) Doooooo it!
  • OwlehnOwlehn Registered User Posts: 625 Member
    Awesome! Good luck RainbowFish. If you get the chance, let me know how it's going for you
  • foolsgoldfoolsgold Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    One other thing. I suppose this is a while after the fact, but o well.
    You mention BioChem and BioPsych. Big difference! BioChem requires a serious brain, you wont be able to get away with a combination of BS Psychology and half ass Bio courses as you could in a Psych related field.

    The toughest majors Kenyon offers, in terms of the mental skills and time they require are as follow (order within group as you like):

    Toughest:

    BioChem
    Chem
    Math
    Physics

    Next:

    Molecular Bio
    Bio

    Next:

    Political Science
    Economics
    Neuroscience

    Next:
    English
    Psychology
    History
    Art History
    Studio Art
    Languages (MLL & Classics) some may be higher on list
    Dance and Drama (This isn't really fair as both require a certain skill set which if you don't have you're hopeless, but in terms of intelligence, they are less demanding than those in above groups)
    Religious Studies
    Philosophy
    Music (Once again, one of those skill vs intelligence dilemmas)

    Next:
    International Studies
    Womens' and Gender Studies
    Anthropology
    Sociology

    Next:
    American Studies
  • kingdomchildkingdomchild Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    Wow, Rainbowfish we're gonna be classmates. I'm an int'l student from Nigeria. Can hardly wait to see u guys and all odas!
  • RainbowFishRainbowFish Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    waaaait a minute owlehn you were talking about the biochem/biopsych tracks for neuroscience weren't you? because for the neuroscience major you can chose to concentrate in the chemical or the psychological aspect of neuroscience. i'm doing biochem, because it requires me to take certain classes such as organic chemistry/biology/calc that can count toward my premed requirements. and sweeeeet future classmate from nigeria, i can't wait to see you this fall :)
  • foolsgoldfoolsgold Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    Thank you Rainbowfish. I am not a neuroscience major, and thus didn't really understand the question.
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