Neuroscience Major

Have you always wondered what makes us … us? Get to the very core of how the human nervous system works.

At a glance

The Neuroscience major is an interdisciplinary degree with faculty in 10 departments across campus and strong foundations in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biological sciences. You’ll have a choice of concentration areas, both requiring completion of an undergraduate thesis, and providing opportunities for experiential learning in research laboratories. You’ll work closely with faculty and can author original publications as an undergraduate researcher.  

Degree typeBachelor of Science
FormatOn campus
Part ofCollege of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Competitive major?No
Accelerated option?No
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A concentration allows you to specialize in a certain area within your major, offering a depth of information and hands-on experiences that you may not otherwise get. Many students in this major will concentrate in one area to work in a specific field after college, as well as find mentors and internships before they even graduate.

Students in this major must choose a concentration.

Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience

You’ll focus on understanding neuroscience at the systems level by integrating neuroanatomy with the mechanisms of sensation/perception and learning/memory, generally applied to human behavior.

Cell and Molecular Neuroscience

You’ll focus on understanding neuroscience at the cellular level through in-depth study of the structure and function of neurons and the regulation of molecules that support the physiological workings of the nervous system.

Some Career Options

You’ll find career opportunities after graduation in fields that range from medicine to medical research to pharmacy and lab work. Many Neuroscience majors go to professional schools in medicine, veterinary medicine, or health sciences, or into graduate programs encompassing virtually all areas of biomedical sciences and psychology. 

Tour and info session options

Tours may be available as part of Admissions tours and info sessions, offered throughout the year.

For additional opportunities, please reach out to:

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Recruiter at

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