Neuroscience

All Majors & Minors

Outcomes

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, Kohn, and Stevenson.

Our graduates who seek to continue their education have been accepted to programs at many schools, including:

  • Brown University
  • University of Tennessee
  • Drexel University
  • West Virginia University
  • Georgetown University
  • Temple University
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Emory University
  • McGill University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • American University
  • University of Minnesota

Medical School admittances include:

  • Harvard
  • Thomas Jefferson Medical College
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Neuroscience graduate, Alvin Varghese '15, was class president and a 2015 commencement student speaker.Neuroscience graduate, Alvin Varghese '15, was class president and a 2015 commencement student speaker.

 

What Can I Do With A Major In Neuroscience?

https://www.ursinus.edu/offices/career-and-professional-development/career-and-major-exploration/what-can-i-do-with-a-major-in-neuroscience/

Students are encouraged to visit the Career and Professional Development Office for assistance developing a four year plan from freshman year until their senior year which includes career exploration. Alumni are encouraged back for job change, resume review and interview practice!

Their office is located on the first floor of Bomberger Hall, Suite 110.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-in daily without an appointment between 2:00 and 3:00 pm.