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.
Texas A & M University-College Station offers 3 Neuroscience degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 6 Neuroscience students graduated with students earning 3 Doctoral degrees, 2 Certificates, and 1 Master's degree.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX||33 : 1||29,543|
|The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX||20 : 1||51,090|
|University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX||48 : 1||2,299|
|The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Houston, TX||14 : 1||5,317|
|Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX||4 : 1||1,586|
|Texas A & M University-College Station College Station, TX||24 : 1||68,726|
|Baylor University Waco, TX||16 : 1||18,033|
|Trinity University San Antonio, TX||10 : 1||2,606|
|The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Galveston, TX||29 : 1||3,354|
|Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX||15 : 1||11,024|
|The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX||34 : 1||32,594|
|Rice University Houston, TX||10 : 1||7,282|
|Parker University Dallas, TX||22 : 1||1,536|