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
Featured neuroscience courses
100%students who conduct neuroscience internships or research
75%students who have been admitted to medical school or Ph.D. programs
12average number of majors per graduating class
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.