Neuroscience

College of Arts and Sciences

The neuroscience integrated learning major complements multiple majors in several schools and colleges, including the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, and the School of Education.

This degree program allows students to pursue their interests in a broad variety of departments, reflecting the diverse fields that constitute contemporary neural science.

Areas of study include molecular, cellular, systems, and cognitive levels using research tools that vary from behavioral testing to electrophysiology to biomedical imaging to computational and theoretical work. Neuroscience students finish their degrees with a capstone course on diverse problems beyond the laboratory.

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Sample Courses

Core coursework covers biology, genetics, and psychology. Sample courses include:

  • Cognitive Neuroscience of Speech and Language
  • Morphological Analysis
  • Minds and Machines
  • Brain and Behavior
  • Drugs and Human Behavior
  • Stress and Health

Practical Experience

Extensive field and extracurricular opportunities enable students to earn hands-on experience in the neuroscience field.

  • Gain research experience by working with faculty in the lab.
  • Participate in undergraduate research conferences.
  • Attend guest lectures and special events. Past events have included sessions with prominent neuroscientists.

Study Abroad

Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with a study abroad experience during your college years. Consistently ranked among the top 25 international education providers in the U.S., SU Abroad has more than 100 programs in 60 countries.


Life After Syracuse University

With a degree in neuroscience, you will be on track to pursue careers such as:

  • Biological scientist
  • Medical Scientist
  • Pharmacist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Surgeon
  • Neurologist

Or, pursue an M.D., Ph.D. or master’s in public health. Recent graduates of the program have attended some of the top graduate schools in the U.S.