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Neuroscience (B.A., B.S.)

Major: Neuroscience

Degree awarded: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Total credit hours: 44-47, 52-55

Internship/Practicum opportunities: Visit the Career Development Center for internship information.

About the program

Neuroscience is the newest of the sciences—barely a century old. Thiel College’s multi-disciplinary program brings together faculty members from across the college so that you can set your studies to fit your interests from analyzing molecules to exploring societal interaction.

Our adherence to a liberal arts curriculum allows you to connect what you’re learning about the brain to art, literature and history, and fits with your ultimate career goals.

Visit our Academic Catalog (2021-2022) for course listings.

Major Features

  1. Develop an interdisciplinary knowledge base in neuroscience and actively contribute to your own professional development.
  2. Refine your communication skills.
  3. Work in small classes that provide plenty of personal attention.
  4. Receive the opportunity to study abroad in places such as England and Germany.
  5. Participate in internships or research programs across the country.

Scholarship Opportunities

Thiel College offers scholarships to students for reasons such as academic success, community service or involvement, exemplary leadership and more! The scholarships available to neuroscience majors are:

  • Marion G. Resch Science Scholarship at Thiel College
  • The Dr. Judith A Crissman '64 Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • The Maenpa Family Biotechnology Endowed Scholarship Fund at Thiel College
  • Elizabeth McElhaney Scholarship
  • J. Scott Morrison Endowment for Science and Religion
  • Arthur E. Smith Scholarship Fund
  • TWC Amelia Earhart Scholarship
  • Irene Wintersteen Memorial Science Scholarship

Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about the types of aid available to students.

Clubs & Organizations

It's easy to get involved on campus! Joining a student club or organization is an excellent way to meet others and gain leadership experience. A neuroscience major might be interested in the following clubs and orgs:

  • Active Minds
  • Neuroscience Club
  • Nu Rho Psi (National Neuroscience Honorary)

Visit our Campus Life page to see a full list of student clubs and organizations.

Alumni and Careers

What do you do with a degree in neuroscience? Just about anything you want to do!

Thiel College neuroscience majors go on to become physicians, chiropractors, pharmacists, physical therapists, teachers, lab technicians and more. The median salary for a neuroscientist is $73,590*.

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