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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.

About the College of Arts and Sciences

The founding college of Syracuse University remains at the center of undergraduate learning. The College is divided into the natural sciences and mathematics, the humanities, and the social sciences, with the lattermost offered in partnership with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.


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

View official B.A. requirements .

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.,  Syracuse Abroad  has more than 100 programs in 60 countries.

Neuroscience students most often go abroad to Syracuse University centers in Florence , Madrid, and Strasbourg, and to World Partner programs DIS Copenhagen, University College Dublin, and the University of New South Wales.

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.