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Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Neuroscience

Prepare for post-graduate training and professional careers in research and health.

Psychology: Neuroscience

Offered by: Psychology

Apply interdisciplinary training in the sciences to unlock the mysteries of the brain and behavior.

Why Choose Psychology: Neuroscience?

Modern neuroscience has emerged as an important field because it provides us with so many insights about what we do, think, and feel. The brain is constantly changing as it adapts to our experiences and environments. Neuroscience contributes to our understanding and treating neurological and psychological disorders as well as brain injuries. The benefits of neuroscience research and practice have had a major impact on health, education, and public policy.

SRU has the right combination of opportunities and experiences for students who focus their psychology studies on Neuroscience, including the ability to work closely with faculty and expert training in research methods and techniques in well-equipped laboratories.

What Will You Learn?

Students in the Psychology track in Neuroscience will take a broad and challenging set of courses in psychology, biology, chemistry, physics and math - as well as upper level courses in neuroscience. Electives are tailored to each student's interests and career goals. With a foundation in the sciences, majors will apply their knowledge by completing an independent research study in collaboration with a faculty mentor. You will learn both content and applied skills such as:

  • How to approach research questions by considering multiple scientific perspectives.
  • How to integrate knowledge from different disciplines and levels of organization from behavior to molecules.
  • Laboratory methods and techniques
  • Research methods including planning experiments, developing hypotheses, and the use of statistics.
  • Data collection, analysis, and interpretation
  • Effective communication of scientific ideas including writing and presentations.
  • Scientific leadership

Careers In Psychology: Neuroscience

Most students who pursue a Psychology track in Neuroscience major plan to further their education by graduate school programs in a variety of fields including:

  • Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Behavioral Pharmacology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Data Analytics

Others go on to attending professional schools in:

  • Medicine
  • Physician Assistant
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy

Still others obtain jobs in a variety of other settings:

  • Industry
  • Education
  • Global Health
  • Government & Policy
  • Research Laboratories
  • Hospitals
  • Writing and Publishing
  • Business

Clubs & Organizations

  • Psi Chi
  • Psychology Club
  • Brain Awareness Week Project Team