Neuroscience (BS)

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

The BS degree program in neuroscience consists of rigorous, in-depth training in cellular, molecular, and systems biology. With this broad depth of fundamental knowledge, students gravitate toward different areas of specialization in neuroscience. Students are prepared for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching positions in neuroscience. The degree program also enable students to enter biomedical fields that prepare students for careers in medicine, nursing or veterinary medicine and to integrate innovative outcomes from the research community into their practices.

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Neuroscience (BS)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of

Downtown, Tempe

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Career Outlook

The bachelor's degree in neuroscience, especially when paired with complementary programs, prepares students for work in fields such as:

  • academic research
  • bioengineering
  • biotechnology
  • medical research
  • medicine
  • pharmaceutical research and development
  • physical rehabilitation
  • speech rehabilitation

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:

Career*growth*median salary
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 16.2%$74,580
Biological Technicians5.2%$41,290
Biomedical Engineers 23.1%$86,950
Clinical Research Coordinators 3.3%$120,050
Natural Sciences Managers 3.3%$120,050
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 19%$90,210
Life Scientists, All Other7.2%$69,100
Molecular and Cellular Biologists -0.4%$74,720
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians 14.9%#
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 14.9%#

* 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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