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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 workforce 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.

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A Multiple Sclerosis Breakthrough

Hannah Salapa ’14, and her Ph.D. supervisor, Dr. Michael Levin, have formed a successful research partnership at the University of Saskatchewan that led to an important discovery with the potential to benefit patients with multiple sclerosis.

Where Our Alumni Are:

2018 Alumni

Position & Location

  • Graduate Student (Occupational Therapy), Gwynedd Mercy University
  • Associate Scientist, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories

2017 Alumni

Position & Location

  • Graduate Student (Occupational Therapy), Salus University
  • Data Management, Hershey Medical Center

2016 Alumni

Position & Location

  • Graduate Student (Ph.D., 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 (M.S., Clinical Psychology), Millersville University 
  • Graduate Student (Post-Baccalaureate Certification, Speech-Language Pathology), West Chester University

2014 Alumni

Position & Location

  • Graduate Student (Ph.D., Pharmacology & Toxicology), University of the Sciences, Philadelphia
  • Graduate Student (Ph.D., Neuroscience), University of Tennessee
  • Graduate Student (M.A., Sports Psychology & Performance), University of Denver
  • Graduate Student (Ph.D., 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 (M.A., 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, Colo.
  • Radiography Staff, Lancaster General Hospital College of Nursing & Health Sciences