LVC Neuroscience majors complete engaging activities and experiments to further their learning

Graduate Success

Neuroscience graduates are prepared for applied entry positions in the workforce, as well as for graduate and professional studies in a broad range of areas, such as neuroscience, psychology, biology, health professions, and education. From 2004–2016, neuroscience graduates (formerly psychobiology) have entered graduate school (52%), obtained jobs related to their major-focused training (39%), or entered the work force in positions unrelated to their major (9%).

Recent program alumni are attending graduate schools such as the University of Minnesota (neuroscience, Ph.D.), Villanova University School of Law (law, J.D.), University of the Sciences (pharmacology and toxicology, Ph.D.), University of Tennessee (neuroscience, Ph.D.), University of Denver (sports psychology and performance, M.A.), Temple University (biomedical science/neuroscience, Ph.D.), University of Pittsburgh (occupational therapy, M.S.), Pennsylvania State University (human development and family studies, Ph.D.), St. George University School of Veterinary Medicine (veterinary medicine, D.V.M.), Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (nursing, R.N.), Lincoln Memorial University (medicine, D.O.), Thomas Jefferson University (nursing, R.N.), Lebanon Valley College (physical therapy, D.P.T.), and Idaho State University (clinical psychology), among others.

Others entered careers, including as an associate chemist (Eurofins Lancaster Labs), clinical information manager (Emergency Medical Associates), physical therapy technician (Gold Medal Physical Therapy and Drayer Physical Therapy), junior developer (Fastlane Software), pre-registration specialist (Good Samaritan Hospital), Milieu associate (Bradley Hospital), and family-based mental health worker (Pennsylvania Counseling Services), among others.

Further, the Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that there will be an eight percent increase in job opportunities for medical scientists, including those who specialize in an area such as neuroscience and have obtained a doctoral or professional degree. They also note that the 2015 median pay for these specialists is $82,240 per year.

Where Our Alumni Are:

2016 Alumni


Position:  Location: 
Graduate Student (PhD, Neuroscience) University of Minnesota
Graduate Student (JD, Law) Villanova University
Administrator St. Stephen's Day School, Whitehall, PA
Medical Scribe/Assistant Wasserman Dermatology, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Alumni


Position:  Location: 
Associate Chemist Eurofins Lancaster Labs, Lancaster, PA 
Clinical Information Manager Emergency Medical Associates
Physical Therapy Technician Gold Medal Physical Therapy, Bel Air, MD
Graduate Student (MS, Clinical Psychology) Millersville University 
Graduate Student (Post-Baccalaureate Certification, Speech Language Pathology) West Chester University

2014 Alumni

Position:  Location:
Graduate Student (PhD, Pharmacology & Toxicology) University of the Sciences, Philadelphia
Graduate Student (PhD, Neuroscience) University of Tennessee
Graduate Student (MA, Sports Psychology & Performance) University of Denver
Graduate Student (PhD, Biomedical Science/Neuroscience) Temple University
Graduate Student (DVM, Veterinary Medicine) St. George University - School of Veterinary Medicine

2013 Alumni

Position: Location:
Physical Therapist Technician Drayer Physical Therapy, Lebanon, PA
High Ropes Instructor Refreshing Mountain Camp, Stevens, PA
Graduate Student (DPT, Physical Therapy) Lebanon Valley College
Graduate Student (DPT, Physical Therapy) Lebanon Valley College
Graduate Student (MA, Psychology) West Chester University
Graduate Student (RN, Nursing) Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
Graduate Student (RN, Nursing) Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

2012 Alumni

Position:  Location:
Class Coordinator Denver, CO
Radiography Staff Lancaster General Hospital College of Nursing & Health Sciences