Degree Program Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system – how it develops, how it is structured, and how it controls our senses, perceptions, thoughts, and behaviors in both normal and disease states. Major in neuroscience and:

Build a strong foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biological sciences for the first two years, establishing the core knowledge required for either of two concentrations – behavioral and cognitive neuroscience or cell and molecular neuroscience.

Study physiology, biochemistry, statistics, functional neuroanatomy, and cellular neurobiology, in addition to curriculum tailored to each concentration in upper level courses.

Choose a concentration focusing on neural systems that control behavior (cognitive neuroscience), or on the biochemical mechanisms of neuronal function (molecular neuroscience).

Gain critical thinking and writing skills crucial for industry careers or advanced degrees in the life sciences, medicine, or human behavior.

Earn the prerequisites necessary for graduate school and professional programs, like medical, veterinary, or pharmacy school.

Program Highlights

  • Interdisciplinary approach with over 30 faculty members in five colleges and 10 departments

  • Vibrant neuroscience student organization fosters camaraderie and leadership through networking, social, and outreach activities

  • Mentored research in active neuroscience laboratories across campus

  • Required senior thesis provides an opportunity for in-depth mentored study of individual topics of interest

  • Opportunity to enroll in a five-year program to earn a B.S. in cell and molecular neuroscience and an M.S. in biochemistry

Research Opportunities

A required capstone thesis allows you to work closely with faculty to develop your intellectual interests, and opportunities for laboratory and literature-based research with a faculty mentor. The resulting thesis is tangible evidence of critical thinking and writing skills for those seeking immediate employment or for advanced degrees in the life sciences, medicine, or human behavior.

Career Opportunities

The depth and breadth of coursework, coupled with the capstone thesis required for the major in neuroscience, prepares our students for advanced graduate and professional study or a wide variety of exciting career options.

  • Linguistics
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Neurosurgery
  • Audiology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Research and Development

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