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.



100% of Neuroscience majors from the past five years have found employment or attended graduate school *

Recent Graduates

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
  • Scientist, Pfizer

Sample Graduate Schools

  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University Medical
  • Northeastern University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Vermont Medical School

*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 73% for the classes of 2014-2018


Offered by the Psychology department.