What Can I Do with a Degree in Neuroscience?

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.

  • Universities
  • Hospitals & medical centers
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Government agencies
  • Private research foundations
  • Government laboratories
  • Regulatory agencies

The most recent Survey of Neuroscience Graduate, Postdoctoral, and Undergraduate Programs (Stricker, 2009) indicated that the majority of graduates from Ph.D. programs in neuroscience pursued further training through postdoctoral positions (70%).

What kind of graduate or professional programs do students pursue after graduating with a BS in neuroscience?

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.

Professional Schools/Programs:

  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Law
  • Public health
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician assistant
  • Exercise physiology

Graduate Programs:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Biology
  • Integrative Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychobiology