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Neuroscience, BS

The Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Neuroscience. The curriculum offers students an in-depth foundation in neuroscience developed from the ground up by an interdisciplinary team of Wright State University faculty.

This program uniquely emphasizes how prerequisite coursework from multiple fields of science relates to and can be applied to neuroscience. This is achieved via pedagogical best practices focused on engaging students in their learning such that they are actively involved in understanding neuroscience concepts and ideas and fostering scientific creativity and critical thinking.

The Program’s coursework focuses on foundational neuroscience topics related to cellular neuroscience, physiological neuroscience, and behavioral neuroscience. It is supplemented with training in fundamental neuroscience research techniques, as well as opportunities to work with neuroscience faculty members on cutting-edge research.

This Program will aid in students being competitively prepared for careers in a variety of fields, including, but not limited to:  scientific research, medicine, education, biotechnology, public policy, scientific writing, and law.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: Fall / Spring
Estimated Total Tuition: $31,414
Location: FairbornOHUnited States

Career Opportunities

Most students majoring in neuroscience programs are interested in pursuing health-related careers. However, there are a number of other career fields that students can pursue with an undergraduate neuroscience degree, including research, sales, law, public policy, and others.

Many students will need to pursue advanced graduate or professional education in order to achieve their career goals. The Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience program has been designed to meet entrance requirements for these advanced programs, aiding in achieving students’ future plans.

Throughout the progress of the degree program, students will be given the tools and appropriate advisement to succeed along whatever trajectory the student’s path will take.

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  • Human Structure and Function
  • Introduction to Neuroscience Research
  • How the Nervous System Works
  • Advanced Neuroscience Lab Techniques: Microscopy

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