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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.