Neuroscience, the study of the nervous system, advances our understanding of human thought, emotion, and behavior. Neuroscience is a diverse field that draws on expertise from numerous disciplines, including biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, and psychology. A Neuroscience degree at University of Texas at Austin provides students with rigorous, multidisciplinary training that can serve as a foundation for a career in this growing field.
The program of study includes foundational courses in core sciences and a three-course specialization in one of six areas: biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, or psychology. The program emphasizes the acquisition of quantitative and statistical competence and will provide meaningful hands-on laboratory experiences with expert faculty and cutting-edge techniques, including intracellular electrophysiological recording, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), live cell imaging using two-photon microscopy, human psychophysics, and molecular genetics.
For more visit the Department of Neuroscience.
After reviewing the checklist it is recommended you make an appointment with an academic advisor to go over course sequencing, pre-requisites, and electives to make sure you are on track to graduate on time.
Entry-level bachelor’s positions in neuroscience include positions within industry, government and academia as research assistants, laboratory technicians, consultants, marketing/sales representatives, educators and public health workers. Examples of recently posted positions requiring a bachelor’s degree include:
A website with more information on neuroscience careers can be found here.