Why study neuroscience?

The field of neuroscience has been described in Science Careers as an ‘explosive field’ that has emerged over the last three decades. There is a high demand for trained professionals with knowledge and skills related to neuroscience.

A BS in neuroscience is an excellent foundation for the pursuit of graduate and professional degrees that culminate in careers in science and medicine. The neuroscience program prepares students for advanced study in schools of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, law or public health as well as in physical therapy, physician assistant or exercise physiology programs. The program provides excellent training for pre-med students, particularly if they desire to combine clinical practice with basic research. Majoring in integrative neuroscience also provides a good background for master's or PhD programs in a variety of disciplines such as neuroscience, anatomy, physiology and pharmacology, among others.

Students with baccalaureate degrees can successfully compete for neuroscience-related jobs in the private and public sectors. Bachelor’s degree students will be well prepared for positions as research technicians in universities, hospitals, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, medical centers, and government agencies, as well as private research foundations, government laboratories, and regulatory agencies.