Neuroscience Major

Sample Courses

  • Calculus
  • Chemistry I & II
  • General Biology
  • Genetics
  • Intro to Behavioral Statistics
  • Intro to Biological Psychology
  • Organic Chemistry I & II

Popular Electives

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Analytical Physics
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Behavioral Pharmacology
  • Cell Biology
  • Foundations of Biostatistics
  • Drugs & Society
  • Heredity
  • Human Neuropsychology

Neuroscience Major

Why study neuroscience at Geneseo?

The neuroscience major is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for advanced studies in brain and cognitive sciences in a graduate school, medical school, or related health program, or for a career in the biomedical industry. The coursework intersects the biology, chemistry, and psychology programs and offers a diverse array of faculty interests and expertise for students to learn from. Neuroscience students will also choose one or more faculty members with whom to do research.

The opportunities for students to engage in high-quality research is a leading reason why students choose neuroscience at Geneseo. Students also volunteer time within the community to share their love of neuroscience using interactive brain-based activities. These high-impact experiences set Geneseo neuroscience students apart from their peers and contribute to the high success rate of placements in desired future programs.


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Program Highlights

  • Award winning faculty; 100% with a PhD
  • Active student research programs across a diverse range of faculty interests
  • Community programs that focus on applications of neuroscience
  • Chapter Member of Nu Rho Psi, the National Honor Society in Neuroscience
  • Dedicated lab space with specialized equipment for research
  • Neuroscience Club
  • Program flexibility touches on diverse sets of interests
  • Solid preparation for pre-health and medical careers

Example Careers

  • Biomedical Health Technician
  • Clinical Team Member
  • Dentist
  • Nurse
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Public Policy Advisor
  • Research Technician
  • Science Writer
  • Teacher or Professor

Recent Employers or Grad Schools

  • Maastricht University
  • Stonybrook University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Albany
  • University of Binghamton
  • University of Florida
  • University of Rochester

Contact Info

Allison Bechard, Program Director
Bailey Hall 142


Psychology Faculty

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