Some of the required courses for the Neuroscience major (NEUR-213 and NEUR-301;303;351) have labs in which all students do experiments using anesthetized live animals (ranging from invertebrates to vertebrate mammals). The faculty in Neuroscience are committed to using accepted procedures so that animals do not experience pain or discomfort. All our laboratories are approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. We plan lab courses so that needless killing of animals is avoided. However, we want you to know before choosing Neuroscience as a major that you will be participating in experiments involving animals.