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Can someone tell me if BYU is a research university?

Hey everyone! I'm a high school junior considering Brigham Young University as one of my top choices, but I'm a little unsure if it's classified as a research university. I'm looking to pursue a degree in neuroscience, so research opportunities are important to me. Can someone let me know if BYU is a research university and if they have a strong neuroscience program? Thanks!

9 months ago

Hey there! You've picked a fascinating field of study! To answer your question, yes, Brigham Young University (BYU) is classified as a research university. It offers a wide array of research opportunities for its students across various disciplines. In fact, it has been categorized as a R2: Doctoral University – High research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

As for the neuroscience program at BYU, while I don't have personal experience with it, I've heard good things about their Life Sciences department, under which the Neuroscience major falls. From what I understand, students pursuing neuroscience at BYU have plenty of opportunities to participate in research projects. The faculty at BYU has active research laboratories where professors are usually eager to involve undergraduate students in their work. Plus, there are numerous internships and programs for students to further enhance their research skills and gain valuable experience in the field.

I recommend visiting BYU's Neuroscience Center website to learn more about their program and research opportunities. Hope this helps, and good luck with your college search!

9 months ago

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