Memory. Movement. Moods. Our brain and nervous system is responsible for how we think, feel, sense, and perceive—and there’s so much to still discover. That’s why neuroscience is such a fascinating area of study. It entails human biology: the molecules, cells, and genes that allow us to function. And it’s also psychology: learning, cognition, and behavior. Neuroscience also considers neurological and psychiatric conditions and altered states of consciousness. Wheaton’s interdisciplinary neuroscience major offers excellent preparation for post-graduate education.
- Neuroscience MajorMajor
100% of Neuroscience majors from the past five years have found employment or attended graduate school *
Sample First Jobs
Associate Scientist, ALS Therapy Development Institute
Neurology and Neurosurgery Clinical Assistant, Rhode Island Hospital
Nursing Assistant, Maine Medical Center
Research Assistant, Boston Children’s Hospital
Sample Graduate Schools
Duke University Medical
University of Vermont Medical School
*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 73% for the classes of 2014-2018
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