Neuroscience (BS)
Accelerated Program

Neuroscience is concerned with understanding the structure and function of the nervous system and its relation to behavior. The field of neuroscience spans all levels of biological analysis with interfaces to many fields such as mathematics, psychology, philosophy, law and engineering.

The BS program in neuroscience consists of rigorous, in-depth training in cellular and molecular neuroscience, systems biology, behavioral neuroscience, and cognitive neuroscience. After this breadth of training in foundational knowledge, students elect a focus area within these four categories.

Following coursework in their specific area of specialization, students are prepared for collaborative and interdisciplinary research in neuroscience. The degree program also enables students to enter professional degree graduate programs and to integrate innovative outcomes from the research community into their practices.

Degree Offered

Neuroscience (BS)
Liberal Arts and Sciences, The College of

Tempe, Online

Major Map

A major map outlines the degreeā€™s requirements for graduation.

View Major Map

Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Affording College

Find and apply for relevant scholarships.

Financial Aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

Career Outlook

The bachelor's degree in neuroscience prepares students for work in fields such as:

  • academic research
  • bioengineering
  • biotechnology
  • data science
  • medical research
  • medicine
  • neuropsychology
  • pharmaceutical research and development
  • physical rehabilitation
  • speech rehabilitation

Graduates are also competitive for entry into graduate-level programs in biomedical fields that prepare them for careers in medicine, nursing, clinical professions, technology or veterinary medicine.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 9.3%$85,600
Biological Technicians 4.9%$46,340
Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers 4.7%$92,620
Clinical Research Coordinators 4.8%$137,940
Data Scientists
Natural Sciences Managers 4.8%$137,940
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
Speech-Language Pathologists 24.9%$80,480

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

  • Bright Outlook
  • Green Occupation