BS in Neuroscience

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Program Description

Why Earn Your BS in Neuroscience at Sacred Heart?

The Neuroscience major emphasizes interdisciplinary coursework in biology and psychology, focusing on the integration of these fields. Supervised research with biology or psychology faculty and internships in neuroscience-related health care or biotechnology fields are an integral part of the curriculum. 

This major is excellent preparation for graduate and professional training in the biomedical sciences, careers in the health professions, or careers in neuroscience-related biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

Gain real-world, worldwide experience

At SHU, you’ll have the opportunity to take courses at our Dingle, Ireland campus, including BI 104 Introduction to Coastal Ecology, BI 176 Introduction to Oceanography, BI 276 Oceanography, and BI 279 Coastal Ecology.

We also encourage you to take courses in supervised research -- you can enroll in BI 390 Supervised Research for 2-3 academic credit s-- and co-curricular activities, such as The Biology Club, Tri Beta, and the American Medical Student Association.

You will also participate in the internship program that helps build necessary experience. Recent SHU biology majors have secured internships with:

  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • The Beardsley Zoo
  • Fairfield Community Veterinary Clinic
  • The Maritime Aquarium
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • The Norwalk Veterinary Referral and Emergency Clinic
  • Pfizer
  • Unilever Corporation

Fast-track your studies

If you plan to pursue a pharmacy degree, you can apply to the 3+3 Bachelor’s & PharmD program, a collaboration between SHU and the Univeristy of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy.

Graduate ready for a career or further study

SHU graduates have enrolled in graduate school at:

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Emory University
  • Fordham University
  • New York University
  • Rutgers University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Rhode Island
  • Yale University

Former SHU biology majors have gone on to work for:

  • Albert B. Sabine Vaccine Institute
  • Bayer
  • Bristol-Meyer Squibb
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Dermatology Foundation of Rhode Island
  • Dianon Systems
  • Harvard School of Public Health
  • Oneida Healthcare Center
  • Prohealth Physicians
  • Silliker Laboratories
  • Unilever Corporation
  • Windham Hospital
Last updated Aug 2020

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