Neuroscience, BS


Whether your career goal is in bioengineering, medicine, pharmaceuticals, clinical science, or pure neuroscience or neuroimaging research, this degree provides the foundations and the flexibility you need to help take your first step. This program encompasses training across the four foundational areas in neuroscience.

Program Description

Neuroscience is concerned with understanding the structure and function of the nervous system and its relation to behavior. The field of neuroscience spans all levels of biological analysis with interfaces to many fields such as mathematics, psychology, philosophy, law and engineering.

The BS program in neuroscience consists of rigorous, in-depth training in cellular and molecular neuroscience, systems biology, behavioral neuroscience, and cognitive neuroscience. After this breadth of training in foundational knowledge, students elect a focus area within these four categories.

Following coursework in their specific area of specialization, students are prepared for collaborative and interdisciplinary research in neuroscience. The degree program also enables students to enter professional degree graduate programs and to integrate innovative outcomes from the research community into their practices.


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  • Second Language Requirement: No
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 251 - Calculus for Life Sciences
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Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.



Admission Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Freshman Transfer International Readmission

General University Admission Requirements:

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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This program is currently available only as a concurrent degree to ASU students pursuing other majors.

Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.



Change of Major Requirements

This program is currently available only as a concurrent degree to ASU students pursuing other majors. For more information on how to add this major as a concurrent degree program, students should contact the department or their academic advisor. Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu/request for information about how to change a major to this program.

Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu/request for information about how to change a major to this program.





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Career Outlook

The bachelor's degree in neuroscience, especially when paired as a concurrent program with complementary programs, prepares students for work in fields such as: academic research bioengineering biotechnology data science medical research medicine neuropsychology pharmaceutical research and development physical rehabilitation speech rehabilitation Graduates are also competitive for entry into graduate-level programs in biomedical fields that prepare them for careers in medicine, nursing, clinical professions, technology or veterinary medicine.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).



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With over 250 programs in more than 65 countries (ranging from one week to one year), study abroad is possible for all ASU students wishing to gain global skills and knowledge in preparation for a 21st-century career. Students earn ASU credit for completed courses, while staying on track for graduation, and may apply financial aid and scholarships toward program costs. https://mystudyabroad.asu.edu

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recommends the following study abroad programs for students majoring in neuroscience, bs: https://psychology.asu.edu/degree/undergraduate/neuroscience-bs .





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