Our neuroscience majors get hands-on experience. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research in our faculty-run laboratories and get course credit for real-world internships, things that will help prepare you for a range of careers after graduation. Convinced? Make your declaration, learn about transfer options or apply to Temple.

Internships

Internships are excellent ways to capitalize on your experience in the field of neuroscience. Please contact neuro@temple.edu with any questions.

Recent internship placements include the following:

  • Abington Hospital in the Neurovascular/Neurology Department
  • Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center, Temple School of Medicine
  • Brain Balance Achievement Center, Glassboro, NJ
  • Center for Autism Research, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Center for Mind Body Awareness, Washington, D.C.
  • Department of Neurobiology, Drexel College of Medicine
  • Division of Neurology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Department of Biomedical Science, Jefferson University

The study of neuroscience is excellent preparation for a range of professional careers in the health sciences. Our alumni go on to forge successful careers as researchers, scientists, physicians, neuropsychologists, psychologists and therapists.

Careers

Neuroscience is the study of the body’s nerve systems and how they affect human behavior. This multidisciplinary major can be designed to meet your specific area of interest. Course selections include cellular and molecular neuroscience, neurobiology, cell structure and function, cognitive neuroscience, chemistry, research opportunity and electives so you can target your interests. Students develop the background for a diverse range of graduate studies and professional programs in the life sciences.

Students graduating with a major (BS) in neuroscience from Temple University will be well prepared for a variety of graduate (MS/PhD) education programs in neuroscience and related fields. Neuroscience majors from Temple University will also be highly competitive for admission to medical school or any other health professions school, such as dental school or schools that prepare physical therapists or physician assistants. Given the broad impact of neuroscience, Temple University neuroscience majors will be increasingly sought out by leaders in law, business, social sciences, arts and humanities for collaboration where knowledge of the brain sciences addresses public policy, professional practice, and a broad understanding of human behavior. Some occupations require graduate level training.

Potential Careers for Neuroscience Majors

  • Biochemist
  • Neuropharmacologist
  • Policy Development
  • Biologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Professor
  • Bioengineer
  • Optometrist
  • Psychologist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Psychiatrist
  • Medical Writer
  • Pharmacist
  • Research Assistant
  • Market Researcher
  • Pharmaceutical Scientist
  • Research Analyst
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Physical Therapist
  • Research Scientist
  • Neurologist
  • Physician
  • Speech-Language
  • Pathologist
  • Nurse
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Veterinarian

Skill Sets Associated with Neuroscience Majors

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to interpret and explain scientific research
  • Ability to manage data
  • Experience in report writing
  • Data analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Research skills
  • Desire for lifelong learning
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Science and math skills

Make Your Declaration

The College of Liberal Arts has the largest selection of academic offerings at Temple University. Our students have the flexibility to explore all of their interests – from the humanities and social sciences to business and the media arts.

For a complete list of our academic offerings visit liberalarts.temple.edu

Visit Us!

The Office of Admissions offers tours daily. To register for a tour, please go to temple.edu/visit. If you would like to experience the College of Liberal Arts firsthand you can take advantage of the various visit opportunities we have throughout the year, including the Liberal Arts Preview Day.

Thinking of Transferring?

The College of Liberal Arts offers a great deal of flexibility to help you accomplish your goals as efficiently as possible.

To learn more about transferring to Temple, please visit temple.edu/transfer

Apply

When you are ready to apply, submit your application online at admissions.temple.edu/apply.

Deadlines

February 1: Freshman Application Deadline for Fall Semester
March 1: FAFSA Financial Aid Application Deadline
November 1: Transfer Deadline for Spring Semester
June 1: Transfer Deadline for Fall Semester