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In a lab, a group of friendly, smiling neuroscience majors put their arms around each other and take a group photo.

Neuroscience is for students who wish to pursue a career in which a broad-based knowledge of the structure and function of the nervous system is necessary, including research, education, health care and business. It is also intended for students seeking admission to graduate study in neuroscience or health-related professional schools. 

In addition to core requirements, students can concentrate in cellular and developmental neuroscience, behavioral and systems neuroscience, or cognitive neuroscience. 

Students may also complete this major through Lyman Briggs College


Graduates in neuroscience pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of human biology and research. 

Alumni work at: 

  • High schools and middle schools
  • Hospitals or health care agencies
  • Medical schools
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Research laboratories
  • Veterinary schools

Alumni work as: 

  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Consultants
  • Grant administrators
  • Laboratory administrators
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Pharmaceutical technicians
  • Science journalists

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