Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

Neuroscience is a cross-disciplinary major centered on the study of the brain and the nervous system. It combines many traditional fields of study, including biology, psychology, chemistry, physics, anatomy, pharmacology, physiology, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.

Because understanding the brain impacts every aspect of our lives, neurobiologists can prepare for careers in a wide variety of fields.

Our graduates pursue careers researching neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, AIDS, dementia, and multiple sclerosis. Other employment areas include laboratory and medical technical specialties, health care, physical therapy, dental, education, scientific or pharmaceutical sales, veterinary technical assistance, technical writing, nutrition, pharmacy, research assistance, scientific illustration, and patent law.


  • Biomedical Business combines neuroscience and business courses to succeed in biotechnology entrepreneurship.
  • General Neuroscience allows you to shape your own programs of study based on your interests. 
  • Pre-medical and Pre-Veterinary Neuroscience tracks help you meet all the requirements for entrance into health professions programs after graduation.
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Students Targeted toward Advanced Research Studies

  • Earn an Bachelor of Science in as little as 3 years.
  • Earn an accelerated PhD degree in as little as 7 years.

Peyton in lab

The opportunities provided here are great because you can work in a research lab and there’s just so much outreach that you can do to professors who really care about your success. I felt supported throughout this whole way. I’ve loved it here.

Peyton Burpee, Neuroscience


With a Neuroscience degree, you can work in:  

  • Biomedical and Biotechnology industries
  • Health care and physical therapy 
  • Pharmacy and pharmaceutical industry 
  • Private or governmental laboratories 
  • Research of neurological diseases 
  • Medical or Veterinary technical assistance

Tuition and financial resources

We know financial planning is important. Learn about estimated annual cost of attendance for resident and nonresident students, and available financial aid and scholarships.

If you’re a current undergraduate student, log in to the college’s internal web to see additional available college scholarships and financial resources.

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Kids Judge!

Elementary school students from area communities visit and evaluate the learning potential of exhibits developed by our undergraduates.

Undergraduate stories

About the department

The Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience offers undergraduate through postdoctoral education in neuroscience and integrative physiology, and our faculty provide core instruction in the professional veterinary medical program. Students have the opportunity to work with leading faculty to gain hands-on research experiences beginning their very first year.

Questions about the Neuroscience degree program? Email

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Residents enjoy outdoor activities and the benefits of small town living with the cultural richness of bigger city life.

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