Online Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience
Arizona State University’s neuroscience degree online examines the functions of the brain and nervous system in relation to behavior, emotion and consciousness. You’ll explore cutting-edge research while building strong foundations in biology, engineering, mathematics and psychology. Our rigorous curriculum is designed to prepare you for a variety of careers in health and research related fields.
Next start date: 03/13/2023
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is a neuroscience degree?
A neuroscience degree is an academic program focused on the study of the brain and nervous system, which are two of the most complex biological structures that exist. As a student in the program, you’ll have the opportunity to analyze behavior, thoughts, consciousness and emotion in relation to the nervous system.
This field of neuroscience studies the brain and nervous system in relation to all aspects of behavior and and experience, and provide opportunities to uncover the mystery of consciousness and to gain insight into health promotion and maintenance. You will be able to select from upper division courses that use different levels of analysis:
- Cellular and Molecular neuroscience. How do the cells of the nervous system work?
- Systems neuroscience. How do the billions of neurons work together?
- Behavioral neuroscience. How does the brain work to control behavior?
- Cognitive neuroscience. How does brain activity underlie our thoughts and emotions?
What will I learn in a neuroscience degree?
When you pursue a neuroscience degree, you’ll participate in collaborative and interdisciplinary research in the field. You’ll learn the basic elements of the nervous system and how it functions in relation to cognition, behavior, thought and emotion in humans and animals. Foundations in biochemistry, biology, engineering, mathematics and psychology provide a deeper understanding of the structure and function of the brain and nervous system.
Can you become a neurosurgeon with a neuroscience degree
The online neuroscience degree prepares students for jobs in health and research. Skills in computer programming, experimental design, behavioral understanding and data science make graduates of this program marketable for future STEM professions. This degree provides students with the foundations needed to continue on to medical school if they so choose, however it does not prepare students for counseling psychology.
Neuroscience degree courses
The Bachelor of Science in neuroscience features foundational courses related to psychology, biology, mathematics and chemistry. Courses prepare students for upper-division classes which explore the brain and nervous system from four levels of neuroscience investigation.
MAT 251: Calculus for Life Sciences (MA)
MAT 265: Calculus for Engineers I (MA)
BIO 181: General Biology I (SQ)
BIO 182: General Biology II (SG)
CHM 113: General Chemistry I (SQ)
CHM 116: General Chemistry II (SQ)
NEU 101: Introduction to Neuroscience
PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology (SB)
What can you do with a neuroscience degree?
The online neuroscience degree at ASU gives you the flexibility to enter a variety of STEM related professions. Graduates go on to work in health, research and engineering professions, to name a few. This program also teaches several transferable skills including computer programming, data science and experimental design. Examples of careers students may pursue after completing this degree include:
Neuroscience degree admission requirements
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
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