Research makes up a large portion of a neuroscience career because research is the foundation of neuroscience. Neuroscience researchers explore the functions and development of the brain and nervous system trying to uncover what else the brain can accomplish. Researchers study the molecules in the nervous system and what makes up the nervous system, memory, brain development, and behavior. Neuroscience researchers also work in clinics identifying neurological disorders such as Alzheimer?s and developing treatments or preventive measures for these disorders.
Students interested in a neuroscience degree should expect to attend graduate school. Individuals who only have a bachelor?s degree are limited to entry-level options such as research assistant and pharmaceutical sales. A two-year master's program in neuroscience helps students further develop scientific analysis skills which usually leads to a master's thesis. Students study calculus, chemistry, computer science, engineering, biology, and psychology. Neuroscience encompasses a variety of fields such as neuroanatomist, neurochemist, and neurophysiologist for individuals who have advanced degrees. However, since earning a degree in neuroscience teaches individuals so much about the brain and its functions, some neuroscientists choose to pursue careers in medicine and become licensed doctors or nurses.
Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 4 Neuroscience degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 216 Neuroscience students graduated with students earning 209 Bachelor's degrees, 6 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Master's degree.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Miami University-Oxford Oxford, OH||20 : 1||19,716|
|Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH||16 : 1||11,874|
|Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus, OH||27 : 1||61,391|
|University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Cincinnati, OH||28 : 1||39,263|
|Kenyon College Gambier, OH||8 : 1||1,750|
|Ohio University-Main Campus Athens, OH||27 : 1||27,367|
|Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH||29 : 1||27,716|
|Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Bowling Green, OH||23 : 1||17,733|
|University of Toledo Toledo, OH||25 : 1||19,694|
|The College of Wooster Wooster, OH||10 : 1||1,942|
|Wright State University-Main Campus Dayton, OH||23 : 1||12,356|
|Oberlin College Oberlin, OH||9 : 1||2,863|
|University of Mount Union Alliance, OH||15 : 1||2,243|
|Baldwin Wallace University Berea, OH||15 : 1||3,504|
|Mount Saint Joseph University Cincinnati, OH||21 : 1||2,100|
|Muskingum University New Concord, OH||26 : 1||2,370|
|Hiram College Hiram, OH||20 : 1||1,284|
|Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware, OH||12 : 1||1,494|
|Ohio University-Eastern Campus Saint Clairsville, OH||79 : 1||1,025|
|Ohio University-Zanesville Campus Zanesville, OH||59 : 1||1,827|