Major in Neuroscience
Bachelor of Science
Psychology and Neuroscience
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What is a neuroscience degree?
It’s the hub for thought, learning, emotions and dreams, and it tells us how to respond to sensory cues. Dive into the charted and as yet uncharted territory of the brain to unravel mysteries of the body’s command center. Explore the far reaches of the nervous system to understand the relationship between the brain and behaviors.
Why study neuroscience at Furman?
If you have a passion for the “what,” “why” and “how” of the brain’s superpowers, you’ve landed in the right place. Conduct hands-on research with your professors in small classrooms and labs to uncover answers to new questions or build on existing research. Plan a visit to Furman’s beautiful campus or start your application today.
How will you learn?
Working with faculty, neuroscience majors delve into the parallels between the brains of other organisms and those of humans. Researchers in the Furman Sleep Lab look at the purpose of our dreams and how they impact learning. Still other students analyze more effective ways to prevent overdose from the use of pain-managing opioids. Study away in Denmark or Australia, or do research-based summer study internships at Prisma Health, Stanford or Harvard.
Careers for neuroscience majors
Inherently multidisciplinary, a neuroscience degree prepares you for a range of careers from medicine to pharmacology.
Some of the paths our graduates have taken include:
- Medicine, including neurology
- Scientific writing
- MRI technology
- Sleep physician or specialist
Neuroscience courses: What will you study?
Sample courses include:
What our students say
“What sets neuroscience at Furman apart from other majors and what makes it so special is the cross-curricular aspect of our studies. I get excited when something from one of my psychology classes ties into what I’m also learning in chemistry or biology. This major lays a wide foundation for so many – Brenna Outten ’22, Goldwater Scholar
Your academic advisor will help you explore your passions, define your interests and achieve your goals. You’ll tap into a widespread network of community and alumni mentors to help you on your individual educational path – and to the opportunities at the end of it. Furman’s neuroscience faculty represent decades of study and field expertise. Take your first steps by contacting admissions or reading more about how to apply.
Inherently multidisciplinary, a neuroscience degree prepares you for a range of careers from medicine to pharmacology. Some of the paths Furman’s neuroscience graduates have taken include medicine, genetics, pharmacology, scientific writing, neuroimaging and psychology.
Neuroscience majors in the U.S., on average, earn $46,003 a year – although top earners can make over $81,000 a year, according to zippia.com.
The neuroscience B.S. program at Furman is a four-year program.