International Undergraduate Program-of-the-Year
Neuroscience Program
Telfer Hall, Rm. 325
(440) 826-6527

NATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE GRANT: Biagio Niro '16 is one of just two student researchers nationwide to receive a 2014 Nu Rho Psi Summer Research Grant. 

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: Jordan Smith '16, a BW neuroscience-biology major, spent 10 weeks of her 2014 summer break participating in a National Science Foundation-sponsored Summer Research Program in the Biological Sciences Department at Marquette University.

The brain is the only organ that studies itself but how does the human mind learn, think, experience emotions and degrade during aging or disease?

BW's Neuroscience program is dynamic, unifying psychology, biology and chemistry through strong academics, hands-on research and one-on-one mentoring. It focuses on the brain and its functioning, including structure, physiology, pharmacology and cognitive/behavioral functions. BW's Neuroscience Program was recognized by the Society for Neuroscience as the 2012 International Undergraduate Program of the Year.

Results oriented

Published papers, presentations at international scientific conferences, federally funded student internship opportunities at leading universities, and a 95 percent overall acceptance rate for those who have applied to graduate programs or medical school demonstrate the success of BW neuroscience students.

Relevant research

Some schools limit laboratory work to seniors and grad students. But at BW, faculty involve students in research from the start.  You can get hands-on experience doing all aspects of science from research design to data collection and grant writing. Research topics address a spectrum of neurological diseases and drug effects, as well as learning and memory.


Whether they are in the classroom, a lab, or advising one-on-one, BW's neuroscience professors work alongside students. Their combined academic backgrounds, impressive educational credentials, plus real-world experiences form a solid multidisciplinary approach. 

Field for the future

A growing field, neuroscience graduates work at colleges/universities, medical schools, research institutes, industry and government organizations.  Neuroscience majors with a bachelor's degree may find positions in biotech firms, government labs, and pharmaceutical firms, among other areas. 

Students who pursue graduate education may become:

  • Professional research scientists
  • Pharmacologists
  • Dentists
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Veterinarians
  • Educators
  • Physicians
  • Pharmacists
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