BS in Neuroscience

Study the sciences of the mind, brain and behavior with our bachelor’s degree program in neuroscience.

The Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience is a joint offering of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology.

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. Adelphi students who pursue the BS in Neuroscience have a chance to be on the leading edge of that work.

Neuroscientists will help to better understand human behavior as well as behavioral, psychological and neurological disorders—such as depression, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease—that affect health and quality of life.

Adelphi neuroscience student talking to faculty

Why major in neuroscience?

The multidisciplinary degree gives you the chance to learn from and conduct research alongside renowned psychology and biology faculty and opens innumerable doors to the future.

It 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.

Upon completion of the major in neuroscience, you will be well versed in scientific methodology and prepared to use your understanding of the human mind in the service of others.

What will I study?

Adelphi’s BS in Neuroscience offers two areas of concentration: Molecular Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroscience. You will have the opportunity to study complex issues from multiple perspectives integrating biology, psychology, chemistry and computer science.

The Neuroscience major is a 53–55 credit interdisciplinary course of study in the science of mind and behavior—specifically the organization, development and function of the nervous systems and their relationship to behavior, cognition and disorders. Several approaches intersect—including psychology, biology, chemistry and math—to provide innovative approaches to understanding behavior and consciousness. The program of study requires foundation coursework in psychology and biology.

» View course requirements for the BS in Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience concentration

» View course requirements for the BS in Neuroscience: Molecular Neuroscience concentration

Who are the faculty?

Courses in the degree program are taught by leading faculty members in the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology and the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology.

How do I apply?

Review our undergraduate admissions information and then apply online!

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Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology
p – 516.877.4800

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p – 516.877.4200

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