What Can I Do With a Major in Neuroscience?

Neuroscience examines the bidirectional interrelations between the nervous system and behavior and includes perspectives from biology, psychology, chemistry, and philosophy.

The neuroscience program fosters an active, learning-by-doing approach, as students conduct meaningful and innovative research at several points in their academic career, beginning in laboratory sections as supplementation to classroom learning and culminating with rigorous, independent research during the senior thesis. The neuroscience major at Bates provides an excellent foundation for a variety of post-graduate careers. After graduation, many of our students work in high-profile research laboratories around the country or continue their studies in doctorate programs in neuroscience, clinical psychology, pharmacology, and public health, in medical and veterinary schools, or in nurse practitioner and other nursing programs.

– Bates Neuroscience Department

Graduate Schools

  • MPH and PhD, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
  • NP, Yale School of Nursing
  • PhD Candidate Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine and Mass. General Hospital
  • MD Radiology, Vanderbilt School of Medicine
  • MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management


  • Research Assistant Intern, BU Visual Sciences Laboratory
  • Research Assistant, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Student Intern, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
  • Summer Intern, Pfizer
  • Cognitive Science Research Assistant, University of Maryland
  • Intern, Biotech Investment Analysis, Westfield Capital Management
  • Social Science/Neuroimaging Research Assistant, Stanford University School of Medicine