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Neuroscience

We combine an in-depth study of psychology and neuroscience with courses in biology and biochemistry to make your degree stand out to employers and graduate schools alike. You’ll learn the broader skills employers seek, such as working independently, interpreting data, and explaining your findings—skills that will give you an edge throughout your career.

Need-based departmental scholarships are available to put a neuroscience degree in your reach.

Learn More About the Program

Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field of study. At LVC, we offer a joint degree program that crosses between biology and psychology. Learning one-on-one from leading experts, you’ll acquire the conceptual knowledge, analytic reasoning skills, and real-world lab experience that will accelerate your career.

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Applying Your Knowledge

A high-tech hub for research

For more than 50 years, LVC has been a pioneer in connecting students with faculty researchers. For you, the journey begins in the Neidig-Garber Science Center, which features animal behavior labs, a biotechnology suite, and advanced instrumentation.

Connect with real faculty projects

As an incoming student, you can pair up immediately with a faculty-led research team by applying to our Research First program. At LVC, you can also join a student-faculty research project, design a project of your own, or try out possible career paths with internships.

$84,000
median salary for graduates who pursue careers in health sciences
56%
of neuroscience majors go on to graduate education
80%
(8 of 10) Class of 2023 Medical School Acceptance Rate (National Average = 42% [Class of 2022])
100%
(3 of 3) Class of 2023 Dental School Acceptance Rate (National Average = 53.5% [American Dental Education Association])
100%
(3 of 3) Class of 2023 Pharmacy School Acceptance Rate (National Average = 89% [March 2023])
90%
(9 of 10) Class of 2023 Veterinary School Acceptance Rate (National Average = 10-15%)
100%
(3 of 3) Class of 2023 Optometry School Acceptance Rate (National Average = 74%)
62.5%
(5 of 8) LVC Five-year Physician Assistant Acceptance Rate (National Average = 31%)

In Their Words

I work to design novel neurotransmitter photocages to further our knowledge of the impact that various neurotransmitters have on the function of our nervous system.
Robert “Robbie” Moul ’22, Fulbright Finalist, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
I was able to present my research at the College’s annual Inquiry Symposium, giving me practice presenting—and defending my work—to professionals and peers, which has carried over into law school.
Peyton Carper ’16, Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates
Having attended a graduate school at a much larger university where faculty mentorship for undergraduates was not a priority, I’ve found the mentoring we offer at LVC is unique and genuine.
Dr. Erica Unger ’98, Director of Neuroscience at LVC

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