Field of Study: Neuroscience
Neuroscience programs teach people how the brain and nervous system work.
Neuroscience programs include topics such as:
- Molecular and cellular neuroscience
- Brain science
- Anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system
- Brain and body communication
- Effect of medicine, drugs, and alcohol on brain function
- Specific diseases including depression, epilepsy, and Alzheimer's
- Neural systems and circuits
In neurosciences programs, students may be able to specialize in:
- Neurobiology and anatomy
- Neurobiology and behavior
Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in neuroscience. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.
Many universities offer graduate degrees in neuroscience. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.