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Neuroscience Careers

Career Opportunities

Neuroscience graduates are well-equipped to pursue a variety of paths:

  • Medical School: The cellular and molecular neuroscience track includes most of the coursework in the pre-med curriculum. Students who wish to pursue advanced degrees in the health sciences should also take additional physics, chemistry and mathematics courses. Of course, this also applies to students who wish to become dentists, pharmacists or veterinarians.
  • Psychology: You’ll be able to perform administrative work in social service settings with the undergraduate degree. If you wish to become a clinical psychologist, graduate school is necessary. The Psychology Department website offers extensive information about graduate schools and career options.
  • Research: Corporations and pharmaceutical companies employ some masters-level researchers as laboratory technicians. Your career options will be broader with a PhD in neuroscience or a related field, including both industry and academia.
  • General Business: Of course, some neuroscience graduates will pursue non-scientific careers in business. They will have excellent preparation for a variety of jobs and industries due to the array of subject matter covered in the neuroscience curriculum.