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.

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Next start date: 08/19/2021


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.


PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology (SB)


CHM 116: General Chemistry II (SQ)


NEU 294: Design and Statistics for Neuroscience


STP 231: Statistics for Life Science (CS)


STP 226: Elements of Statistics (CS)


PSY 230: Introduction to Statistics (CS)


MAT 251: Calculus for Life Sciences (MA)


MAT 265: Calculus for Engineers I (MA)


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:

Biological Sciences Professor


Growth: 15.2 %
Salary: $78,240

Biological Technician


Growth: 10.2 %
Salary: $43,800

Biomedical Engineer


Growth: 7.2 %
Salary: $88,040

Clinical Trial Manager


Growth: 9.9 %
Salary: $118,970

Data Scientist


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Salary:

Health Sciences Manager


Growth: 9.9 %
Salary: $118,970

Neuropsychologist


Growth: 10.5 %
Salary: $97,740

Pharmacist


Growth: 5.6 %
Salary: $124,170

Physical Rehabilitation Physician


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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.

Neuroscience degree admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman 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).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to 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 the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to 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 the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

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.

$140


million in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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