January 8, 2016

Adelphi University Launches New Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

Adelphi University has launched a new Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, open for immediate enrollment. The multidisciplinary degree enables students to capitalize on growing research and employment opportunities in the burgeoning field of neuroscience and related areas. Students in the program will have the chance to learn from and conduct research alongside renowned psychology and biology faculty.

Today, neuroscience—the study of the brain’s hundred billion neurons and how they generate behavior, emotion and cognition—is unlocking an increasing number of the brain’s mysteries. Neuroscientists perform critical studies and analysis to better understand human behavior as well as behavioral, psychological and nuerological disorders—such as depression, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease—that affect health and quality of life. Adelphi students who pursue the B.S. in neuroscience have a chance to be on the leading edge of that work.

Students will find that the program is excellent preparation for medical school and graduate studies and offers a gateway to careers in the research industry and fields related to psychology, gerontology, biology, chemistry, physics, physical therapy, speech pathology and audiology, nursing, special education, biomedical engineering, business and law, among many others.

Adelphi’s 53-55 credit undergraduate neuroscience degree is offered jointly by the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences with two areas of concentration: molecular neuroscience and cognitive neuroscience. Students in the program have the opportunity to study complex issues from multiple perspectives integrating biology, psychology, chemistry and computer science with distinguished faculty: Tandra Chakraborty, Ph.D., Francine Conway, Ph.D. ’99, Dominic Fareri, Ph.D., Susan Petry, Ph.D. and Alan Schoenfeld, Ph.D.

For further details and to enroll, visit online or call 1-800-ADELPHI.

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About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning

Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness.

Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. It serves almost 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, as well as online. 

More than 116,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, engaged citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

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