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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Neuroscience Undergraduate (ILM) Overview

The interdisciplinary neuroscience program at Syracuse University combines the breadth and depth of training of multiple scientific disciplines. Our faculty's research expertise is broad, incorporating molecular, cellular, developmental, systems, behavioral and cognitive neuroscientific approaches to investigate basic, pre-clinical, translational and clinical questions to unravel the relationship between brain and behavior.

Interdisciplinary neuroscience research faculty reside in departments in The College of Arts and Sciences, The School of Education, The David B. Falk College of Sports and Human Dynamics, and the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

The Neuroscience Integrated Learning Major (ILM) is a 24-credit program of study that can be combined with majors in six disciplines of Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences or majors in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Students must also completely fulfill the requirements of their primary major.

Some common majors that are paired with the neuroscience integrated learning major are:

  • Biology,
  • Biochemistry,
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD),
  • Linguistics,
  • Philosophy,
  • Physics,
  • Psychology,
  • Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering
  • ...however, students can opt to pair it with any major that they choose!

What can I do with my neuroscience degree?

Careers involving a background in neuroscience with a bachelor’s degree include:

  • Laboratory Technician/Manager
  • Research Assistant
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Science Writer
  • Clinical Research Assistant.
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Health Educator
  • EEG Technologist
  • Lab Animal Care Technician
  • Medical and Healthcare Manager
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative.
  • Advertising or Marketing Representative and more

Careers involving a background in neuroscience with additional schooling (M.S., Ph.D., M.D. or DVM)

  • Neurologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Senior Research Scientist
  • Academic Research and Teaching
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Audiologist
  • Social Worker
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Social Psychologist
  • Neural Engineer
  • Science Editor
  • Lawyer
  • Epidemiologist and more