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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.

median salary for graduates who pursue careers in health sciences
of neuroscience majors go on to graduate education
(8 of 10) Class of 2023 Medical School Acceptance Rate (National Average = 42% [Class of 2022])
(3 of 3) Class of 2023 Dental School Acceptance Rate (National Average = 53.5% [American Dental Education Association])
(3 of 3) Class of 2023 Pharmacy School Acceptance Rate (National Average = 89% [March 2023])
(9 of 10) Class of 2023 Veterinary School Acceptance Rate (National Average = 10-15%)
(3 of 3) Class of 2023 Optometry School Acceptance Rate (National Average = 74%)
(5 of 8) LVC Five-year Physician Assistant Acceptance Rate (National Average = 31%)
Athletic Training from a Brain-Body Perspective

A Neuroscience degree is advantage for future Athletic Trainers since the brain plays a crucial role in athletic performance, from the pathways that control movement to the cognitive processes that underlie motivation and resilience.

LVC offers you a path to earn your bachelor’s in Neuroscience and master’s in Athletic Training (AT) in just five years when you complete and meet all requirements in the 3+2 accelerated Athletic Training Program. You’ll spend the first three years of your undergraduate education studying the brain and brain health in Biology and Psychology courses, before moving to the AT graduate phase in year four (2.75 minimum GPA).

Neuroscience & Physical Therapy 3+3

Interested in the brain and helping patients recover, regain mobility, and restore health and well-being? LVC has a unique path to earn your bachelor’s in Neuroscience and doctorate in Physical Therapy in just six years in the accelerated Physical Therapy Program. You’ll spend the first three years of your undergraduate education studying the mind and in Biology and Psychology courses, before receiving guaranteed acceptance into the PT graduate phase in year four if you meet or exceed all program requirements and minimum GPA.

A Neuroscience major is advantageous for future Physical Therapists because the brain plays a critical role in movement, mobility, and function, from the pathways that control movement to the cognitive processes that underlie motor control, task-sequencing, comprehension, and motivation.

In Their Words

From the supportive faculty to the challenging classes, LVC was an incredible place to prepare for medical school. LVC gave me the encouragement and opportunities to go beyond what I thought I could achieve, allowing me to grow as a student and individual.
Erica Werner ’22, M.D. candidate, The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
LVC was the best experience for me, and there wasn’t a class or professor that I didn’t like. The Neuroscience Program prepares students for a future in so many different careers and graduate programs. My LVC experiences set the foundation for me to get accepted and succeed in graduate school.
Emilia “Emmie” Santoleri, M.S., OTR/L ’18, Occupational Therapist, UMPC
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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