Neuroscience is the scientific study of the brain and nervous system, both healthy
and diseased. A bachelor's degree in Neuroscience prepares you for advanced study
leading to careers in the health professions, mental health, research and teaching.
Representative Job Titles and Areas of Specialization
|Artificial Intelligence Researcher
Nature of the Work
Neuroscience researchers work on a broad range of topics including: memory; human
and animal behavior; learning; psychosomatic disorders; aging, and drug dependency.
Places of Employment
||Mental health clinics
|County and state departments of public health
||National institutes of health
|Department of Defense
||National research centers
|Genetic engineering companies
||Social service agencies
|Medical research centers
||Universities and colleges
|Medical supply and diagnostic firms
A bachelor's degree qualifies you for some entry-level jobs in Neuroscience depending
on the type of courses you completed and experience you gained as an undergrad.
If you have a master's degree, some opportunities are available to work as a research
Most of the jobs for Neuroscientists require a graduate degree or professional training
beyond the bachelor's degree.
If you are planning on a career in research or teaching at a university, you will
need a Ph.D.
For further information and/or career counseling contact the UCR Career Center, (951)
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