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. Two concentrations provide a strong foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biological sciences that share a common core for the first two years, making it easy to switch between concentrations if your interest changes. Upper-level courses include physiology, biochemistry, statistics, functional neuroanatomy, and cellular neurobiology, in addition to the behavioral and cognitive neuroscience (focus on neural systems that control behavior) and cell and molecular neuroscience (focus on biochemical mechanisms of neuronal function) concentrations.

Program Highlights

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

  • Two concentrations: Behavioral and cognitive neuroscience or cell and molecular neuroscience

  • 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

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 this degree, 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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