neuroscience students in EEG lab

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)



Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program delivered through several different departments under the umbrella of the J.P. Scott Center for Neuroscience, Mind & Behavior. The Center includes faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students from the Departments of Psychology, Biology, Communication Disorders, and Philosophy who are pursuing interdisciplinary research and teaching programs that advance understanding of the dynamic relationship between the nervous system and behavioral activity.

The J.P. Scott Center for Neuroscience, Mind & Behavior is an interdisciplinary research and teaching center that oversees the neuroscience major.

Career - what can you do with a neuroscience degree?

Neuroscience research opportunities exist with faculty members in the psychology, biological sciences, communication disorders, and philosophy departments.

Career paths

  • Education
  • Medicine
  • Medical research
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Psychology
  • Public health
  • Veterinary medicine

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The Bachelor of Science in neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program consisting principally of biology and psychology courses. Major coursework includes human studies, animal behavior, neuroethology, ecology, toxicology, pharmacology, electrophysiology, histology and molecular genetics. Additionally, students are encouraged to take independent research courses with neuroscience faculty.

Required courses

neuroscience researchers in University Animal Facility

Sample courses

  • Neurophysiology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Animal Behavior
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

Quality classroom experiences

Most neuroscience laboratories are located in the Psychology and Life Sciences Buildings where students have the opportunity to use the latest technology in animal surgery, biochemistry, molecular biology, microscopy, image analysis, electrophysiology and behavioral analysis. The 9,000-square-foot University Animal Facility has 30 breeding and maintenance rooms that are essential for research and student training.

BGSU College of Arts and Sciences

Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program between the Biological Sciences and Psychology Departments in the BGSU College of Arts and Sciences.

Updated: 05/16/2024 02:17PM