Neuroscience is the field of study examining brain development and function, and its connection to regulating and influencing a wide range of behavior. The study of neuroscience examines topics such as neuroanatomy, neuropsychopharmacology, neurophysiology, molecular neurobiology, and neuroendocrinology. Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field that requires experience and training in biology, genetics, physiology, calculus, molecular biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and research design and analysis.
A major in neuroscience prepares students to pursue advanced degrees in neuroscience and fields related to neuroscience or to enter into the pharmaceutical and biotechnology workforce. Neuroscience provides outstanding preparation for students seeking admittance into graduate school or professional programs in medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, and the chiropractic or pharmaceutical field. Neuroscience is an excellent field of study for those interested in health professions, law, or business. Graduates of the program also have the academic skills for careers in business, consulting, global health, government and policy, non-profit programs, research, writing, and publishing.