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Neuroscience

Do you have a passion for exploring the inner workings of the mind and the nervous system? Are you interested in the many ways neuroscience is revolutionizing our understanding of human behavior?

The Neuroscience program at Augusta University offers an experience like no other — one that prepares you to seek advanced degrees, enter professional health care programs or move directly into the science-based workforce. This program from the College of Science and Mathematics’ Department of Biological Sciences prepares students for a variety of career pathways.

The field of neuroscience is one of the most fascinating and rapidly evolving subjects in science. With breakthroughs in technology and the understanding of the brain, studying neuroscience can provide students with a deep understanding of human behavior, cognition, and the nervous system. Pursuing a bachelor's degree program in neuroscience can offer many benefits, including access to exciting research opportunities, a varied and stimulating curriculum, and a highly versatile degree that can lead to a broad range of careers in fields such as medicine, psychology, education, and more. In addition to providing a solid foundation in biology, chemistry, and psychology, a neuroscience degree can also help students develop critical thinking, problem-solving and research skills that are highly valued by employers.

Neuroscience is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic
Innovative and Cutting-edge

 

Healing

like no

other.

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What You'll Study

Coursework

The BS in Neuroscience program is designed to train students in the theory and practice of understanding the nervous system. This curriculum includes classes on molecular, cellular, physiological, behavioral, and cognitive elements of neuroscience. During this program students will complete a research component with a researcher in the field of neuroscience so that they can apply their coursework to real-world applications while gaining valuable lab experience that employers and graduate programs deem essential.

Course List 

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

A diverse array of research projects offer exciting hands-on experiences that enhance resumes and develop valuable skills.

The Transdisciplinary Research Initiative in Inflammaging and Brain Aging (TRIBA) at AU provides opportunities for students in this program to work with neuroscientists researching real world problems. The emphasis on research means graduates leave the program with practical lab experience employers and graduate schools are looking for.

The Biology Club provides a place for students interested in the biological sciences to exchange ideas and learn more about their field of interest in a fun, engaging environment.

A number of departmental awards recognize student success and celebrates academic achievement.

 

Research & Innovation

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges.

 

New Home

A new, state-of-the-art building with 22 teaching labs, a tutoring center and a top floor dedicated to research is located on the Health Sciences Campus, maximizing educational and research opportunities.

 

Learning Community

The College of Science and Mathematics’ living learning community helps incoming freshmen thrive during that critical first year of college by offering a supportive network of like-minded students and plenty of engagement opportunities.

 

Tutoring Center

A tutoring center specifically for science and math students is located on the Health Sciences Campus, with similar help also offered at the Academic Success Center on the Summerville Campus.

Your Future

Career Options

Students who major in neuroscience have a wide range of career opportunities available to them. Many students pursue graduate programs in neuroscience or related fields, such as psychology or biology, which can lead to careers in research, academia, or healthcare. Others may choose to pursue careers in pharmaceuticals, working in drug development or clinical trials. Neuroscience majors also qualify for careers in education, science journalism, government agencies, and consulting firms. Students with a strong background in neuroscience may find opportunities in fields like artificial intelligence, robotics, and machine learning.

The average starting salary for a graduate majoring in Neuroscience is $50,638, with excellent job security and growth predicted over the next five years. The highest paying career files that graduates go into are neurosurgeon, neurologist, psychiatrist, medical consultant, and data scientist. With such a diverse range of career opportunities, neuroscience majors are in a great position to apply their knowledge and skills to a variety of fields and make significant contributions to society.

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

As Georgia’s only Health Sciences Center of Excellence, students have the chance to apply for the BS-MD or BS-DMD programs as well as follow pre-professional programs that prepare them for continuing their academic journey.

An emphasis on research means graduates leave the program with the practical lab and field experience employers and graduate schools are looking for.

A full range of student support services exist to make sure that students have the opportunity to find assistance, advice or mentorship.

A new building in the heart of the Health Sciences Campus puts Neuroscience students in the middle of the university’s research enterprise, maximizing opportunities for internships and mentorships.

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Learning Like No Other

The College of Science and Mathematics provides students with strong foundations in the sciences as well as preparation for careers, citizenship, and a life-long love of learning. We are committed to providing experiences promoting scientific inquiry and discovery and dedicated to creating opportunities for intellectual growth and community involvement.