Commencement 2019


Our Neuroscience graduates fare quite well in their pursuit of graduate and professional school admission.

Many of our students have been admitted into Ph.D. programs for neuroscience, biomedical sciences or psychology. Additionally, other students have pursued a Master’s degree in a wide range of fields and advanced degrees in a health service related field (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Doctor of Audiology, and Optometry). Finally, several students have gained admission into medical school pursuing either their MD or a DO degree.

Those graduates who have gone immediately into the work force have also done well to gain employment, with many working within the research fields.  Most students working within research have found positions at major research institutions as research assistants and technicians. 

Ursinus College has a long-running Summer Fellows program in which rising juniors and seniors remain on campus during the summer to pursue directed research with a specific faculty member.  On average, approximately five of the roughly 90 summer fellows are Neuroscience majors.  These summer projects often lead to Honors research.

Each year, Neuroscience students successfully complete Honors research.  This is accomplished through a year-long research project culminating in both a large written scholarly paper and a presentation of results during the CoSA (Celebration of Student Achievement) Honors celebration.  Neuroscience Honors have been achieved by students from multiple faculty labs including Bish, Dawley, Favero and Frymiare.

Recent Graduate School Acceptances

  • Brown University
  • University of Tennessee
  • West Virginia University
  • Georgetown University
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • McGill University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • American University
  • University of Minnesota
  • Drexel College of Medicine Neuroscience PhD Program

  • University of Virginia Ph.D. Program in Cognitive Psychology

  • Georgetown University Medical Center Pharmacology PhD program
  • Emory University PhD Program
  • Temple University for a teaching residency and accelerated master’s program
  • Brandeis University (MA) - Masters in Global Health

  • Jefferson University (PA) – College of Biomedical Sciences—Neuroscience

  • University of Cincinnati (OH) – Criminal Justice

  • University of the Sciences (PA) – Occupational Therapy

  • University of Pennsylvania Nursing Program

  • Drexel University’s College of Medicine,  Molecular and Cell Biology and Genetics PhD program

  • William James College for a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

  • Penn State Hershey to pursue a PhD in Biomedical Sciences

  • Drexel University in the Master’s Program for Neuroscience (Focus research on traumatic brain injury, potentially working on recurring concussions)

Recent Medical School Admittances

  • Thomas Jefferson Medical College
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Salus University in Elkins Park, PA (optometry school)
Neuroscience Program

Thomas Hall, Third Floor
Phone: 610-409-3632