Study the brain, nervous system, behavior, communication and how they all work together in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's neuroscience bachelor's degree program.
Our growing, interdisciplinary neuroscience major will immerse you in a rigorous and diverse curriculum. You'll explore courses in biology, psychology, chemistry, music, philosophy, mathematics and communication sciences and disorders. This well-rounded, multi-faceted approach to education is critical, because as rehabilitative techniques for stroke, brain injury and other neurogenic diseases expand, so does the need for professionals who are educated across disciplines and can work collaboratively.
Learning by doing is a large emphasis of the program. Neuroscience majors will be able to conduct research, work with leading healthcare organizations and grow their expertise through exceptional internships. These experiential learning opportunities allow for networking, career exploration and real-world problem-solving.
Upon graduation, you'll have the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in a number of high-demand fields, including academia, medical, pharmaceutical or medical equipment sales.
Support your college journey with scholarships! The UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides many scholarships for incoming and current Blugolds, including those seeking a neuroscience degree. Learn more about what resources are available to you by checking out our scholarships page.
Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire
Working to make your college education affordable is very important to us. We are here to walk you through the financial aid process and make applying for aid and paying your bill as easy as possible.
To get this process started, please contact our staff at Blugold Central — our one-stop shop for tuition and financial aid. They will help you learn how to pay for your education and minimize debt, freeing you up to focus on academics and your neuroscience degree.
Learn more about our financial aid process at UWEC.
Neuroscience program details
- Program length: four years
- Offered: in person
- Campus: Eau Claire
- This major does not require a minor.
- This program is also available as a minor.
- Students majoring in this program may choose either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree.
- Psychology Club
- Biology Club
- Women and Gender Minorities in STEM
Education and mentoring from diverse faculty. During your time at UWEC, you'll learn from biologists, psychologists, mathematicians, musicians, philosophers and speech pathologists. This multidisciplinary approach will surround you with different perspectives and new ways of thinking.
Growth of critical skills. There is an increased need for professionals who understand both basic neuroscience and everyday clinical practice — and can speak to both subjects clearly and effectively. This ability to speak both languages allows all teams to share information and advance new technologies, interventions and outcomes — and is highly valued by employers.
Fascinating research opportunities. Partnerships with renowned organizations, including Mayo Clinic Health System, will give you direct access to research work with faculty and experts in the field. Many students choose to present their research at regional and national conferences, allowing for even more networking and growth opportunities.
Endless job possibilities. A strong set of mathematics and statistics classes will prepare you well for a variety of careers. In fact, graduates often leave more prepared in statistics than many Ph.D-prepared neuroscientists! This comprehensive background opens doors to jobs that involve genetics, gene mapping and public access data sets.
Graduates with a neuroscience degree are in high demand, a trend that is expected to continue, especially as people continue to live longer. Alumni find plenty of opportunities to join the workforce or a clear path to continue their education in graduate or medical school.
- Clinical research assistant
- Pharmaceutical sales
- Laboratory technician
- EEG technologist
- Forensic science technician
- Clinical research assistant
Neuroscience students train in both basic neuroscience and clinical practice, as well as molecular biological science and behavioral sciences, so they know how to work collaboratively with colleagues across disciplines. The program is rooted in experiential learning, providing students with opportunities to gain professional experience both inside and outside the classroom.
Classes for neuroscience majors may include:
- Brain: Introduction to Neuroscience
- Philosophy of Mind
- Behavioral Neuroscience
- Neurological Aspects of Communication & Cognition
- Psychology of Addictions
- Clinical Neuroscience
- Cognitive Psychology
Learn more about the comprehensive neuroscience major in the UWEC course catalog.
Learn more about the neuroscience minor in the UWEC course catalog.
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