Online Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

Arizona State University’s online Bachelor of Science in neuroscience examines the functions of the brain and nervous system and how they affect behavior, emotion and consciousness. You’ll explore innovative research while building strong foundations in biology, engineering, mathematics and psychology. The rigorous curriculum is designed to prepare you for a variety of careers in health and research-related fields.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 03/11/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 40

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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What you’ll learn in this neuroscience program

In this neuroscience program, you’ll study the brain and nervous system, which are two of the most complex biological structures. You’ll have the opportunity to analyze behavior, thoughts, consciousness and emotion related to the nervous system.

You’ll also learn the basic elements of the nervous system and how it functions in relation to cognition, behavior, thought and emotion in humans and animals through field research. Foundations in biochemistry, biology, engineering, mathematics and psychology provide you with a deeper understanding of the structure and function of the brain and nervous system.

Tailor your studies to fit your interests

 

Neuroscience provides opportunities to uncover the mystery of consciousness and to gain insight into health promotion and maintenance. With a variety of paths you can take, this program allows you to tailor your curriculum to fit your interests and goals. You’ll have the opportunity to select your upper-division courses from four focal areas of neuroscience that use different levels of analysis:

  • Behavioral neuroscience: Learn about the biological processes of neural activity and transmission that underlie subsequent behavior, largely using animal models.
  • Cellular and molecular neuroscience: Examine the basic biological processes of the neural cells, both individually and as they connect.
  • Cognitive neuroscience: Study the correlation between brain processes and our thoughts and experiences of the world using a range of approaches that draw on neuroimaging and cognitive psychology.
  • Systems neuroscience: Explore how the billions of neural cells work together in neural networks.

What can you do with a bachelor’s in neuroscience?

 

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for a variety of careers in health and research. While many neuroscience career paths require a master’s- or doctorate-level degree, there are some that don’t, such as a clinical research assistant, health educator and more.

Building skills in computer programming, experimental design, behavioral understanding and data science will equip you as a marketable STEM professional. This degree also provides you with the foundations needed to continue on to medical school; however, it doesn’t prepare you for counseling psychology.

Will my diploma say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

Online neuroscience degree courses

Foundational courses in this program are related to psychology, biology, mathematics and chemistry. These courses prepare you for upper-division classes that explore the brain and nervous system from different levels of neuroscience investigation.


MAT 251: Calculus for Life Sciences (MATH OR MA)


MAT 265: Calculus for Engineers I (MATH OR MA)


BIO 181: General Biology I (SCIT OR SQ)


BIO 182: General Biology II (SCIT OR SG)


BIO 360: Animal Physiology


BIO 476: Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


CHM 113: General Chemistry I (SCIT OR SQ)


CHM 116: General Chemistry II (SCIT OR SQ)


The jobs a neuroscience degree prepares you for

This program provides you with the flexibility to enter a variety of STEM-related professions, such as health, research and engineering. Potential career examples include, but aren’t limited to:

Biological Sciences Professor


Growth: 8.6 %
Salary: $81,650

Biological Technician


Growth: 4.7 %
Salary: $49,650

Biomedical Engineer


Growth: 5.1 %
Salary: $99,550

Clinical Trial Manager


Growth: 4.8 %
Salary: $144,440

Data Scientist


Growth: 35.2 %
Salary: $103,500

Health Sciences Manager


Growth: 4.8 %
Salary: $144,440

Medical Doctor (MD)


Growth: 2.5 %
Salary: $214,460

Pharmacist


Growth: 2.6 %
Salary: $132,750

Physical Rehabilitation Physician


Growth: 3.0 %
Salary: $223,410

Study with professionals in the field of neuroscience

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Study with professionals in the field of neuroscience

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

How to apply

I am a future

You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.

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Competency requirements

Additional admission requirements

High school equivalency

Homeschool

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Study in one of the top school of human evolution and social change

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$170


million in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

100+


undergraduate degrees.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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