Careers in Behavioral Neuroscience

Behavioral Neuroscience prepares students for a wide range of career paths. Since neuroscience is a highly interdisciplinary field, students learn to incorporate knowledge from many levels, providing students with a wide range of career options. Some careers may require graduate degrees, but there are many career opportunities for students with Bachelor’s degrees

Careers Requiring a Doctoral-Level Degree

  • Medicine
  • Research Scientist
  • Pharmacist
  • Dentist
  • Veterinarian
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Professor
  • Neuropsychologist

Master's Level Careers

  • Neuroimaging Technician
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Epidemiology
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Biostatistician
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Public Health

Bachelor's Level Careers

  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Medical Technician*
  • Science Writer
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Science Advocacy
  • Patient Care Assistant*
  • Health Educator
  • EEG Technologist*
  • Lab Animal Care Technician
  • Medical and Healthcare Manager
  • Pharmacy Technician*

 

*Additional coursework to pursue these careers

  1. Medicine
    1. Requires ~10 additional courses
    2. Medical School Fact Sheet
    3. Mostly BMS and CHM courses
  2. Pharmacist
    1. Requires ~10 additional courses
    2. Pharmacy School Fact Sheet
    3. Mostly BMS and CHM courses
  3. Dentist
    1. Requires ~10 additional courses
    2. Dental School Fact Sheet
    3. Mostly BMS and CHM courses
  4. Occupational therapist
    1. Requires ~4 additional courses
    2. Occupational Therapist Prerequisite courses
    3. Mostly BMS courses
  5. Veterinarian
    1. Requires ~10 additional courses
    2. Pre-Veterinary program classes
    3. Mostly BMS and CHM courses


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