Research makes up a large portion of a neuroscience career because research is the foundation of neuroscience. Neuroscience researchers explore the functions and development of the brain and nervous system trying to uncover what else the brain can accomplish. Researchers study the molecules in the nervous system and what makes up the nervous system, memory, brain development, and behavior. Neuroscience researchers also work in clinics identifying neurological disorders such as Alzheimer?s and developing treatments or preventive measures for these disorders.
Students interested in a neuroscience degree should expect to attend graduate school. Individuals who only have a bachelor?s degree are limited to entry-level options such as research assistant and pharmaceutical sales. A two-year master's program in neuroscience helps students further develop scientific analysis skills which usually leads to a master's thesis. Students study calculus, chemistry, computer science, engineering, biology, and psychology. Neuroscience encompasses a variety of fields such as neuroanatomist, neurochemist, and neurophysiologist for individuals who have advanced degrees. However, since earning a degree in neuroscience teaches individuals so much about the brain and its functions, some neuroscientists choose to pursue careers in medicine and become licensed doctors or nurses.
Dartmouth College offers 3 Neuroscience degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 55 Neuroscience students graduated with students earning 46 Bachelor's degrees, 7 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Master's degrees.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers 3 Neuroscience degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 35 Neuroscience students graduated with students earning 22 Bachelor's degrees, 12 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Master's degree.
Columbia University in the City of New York offers 4 Neuroscience degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 88 Neuroscience students graduated with students earning 64 Bachelor's degrees, 12 Master's degrees, and 12 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Duke University Durham, NC||12 : 1||16,686|
|Dartmouth College Hanover, NH||11 : 1||6,606|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA||8 : 1||11,520|
|Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY||19 : 1||31,456|
|Tufts University Medford, MA||14 : 1||11,878|
|Yale University New Haven, CT||11 : 1||13,609|
|University of California-Davis Davis, CA||22 : 1||38,634|
|University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA||28 : 1||38,736|
|Cornell University Ithaca, NY||13 : 1||24,027|
|Georgetown University Washington, DC||19 : 1||19,593|
|University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA||18 : 1||26,675|
|Brown University Providence, RI||11 : 1||10,333|
|University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA||24 : 1||43,185|
|University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN||21 : 1||51,327|
|Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC||13 : 1||8,495|
|University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA||23 : 1||47,576|
|Harvard University Cambridge, MA||17 : 1||31,655|
|Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD||18 : 1||27,079|
|Boston University Boston, MA||18 : 1||33,720|
|University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA||24 : 1||26,314|