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About the Neuroscience Major

Modern Neuroscience is increasingly interdisciplinary, crossing traditional boundaries to address new opportunities and challenges in understanding brain function and dysfunction. Northwestern’s undergraduate major in Neuroscience is designed to prepare students by providing both deep training in Neuroscience and opportunities for additional study in a related Allied Field.

Earning a degree in Neuroscience will prepare students exceptionally well for graduate study in Neuroscience or related fields, medical school, careers in the pharmaceutical, biotech or other industries, or for other science-related careers such as science journalism or patent law.

Neuroscience students can expect to gain:

A Strong Intellectual Foundation

Skills in Research, Critical Thinking and Communication

Perspective on Ethical Issues in Neuroscience