Neuroscience Degree

Are you interested in how the brain works? Do you want to find cures to neurological diseases? Do you want to become an expert on the nervous system and brain-focused science? UTSA’s Neuroscience degree is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of nervous-system function and disease, reaching across multiple disciplines including neurobiology, psychology, and computational sciences.

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Our Neuroscience program allows students to explore brain function and disease across multiple disciplines, including neurobiology, psychology, and computational sciences. UTSA offers a broad scope of neuroscience where the student can study how the brain function from the molecular level, to cells, systems, and to behavior. An undergraduate degree in Neuroscience is an outstanding preparation for graduate school, medical or dental school, as well as a wide range of careers including biotechnology, other health professions, teaching, and artificial intelligence.

Careers in Neuroscience

Top job titles for Neuroscience graduates include:

• Researcher
• Quality Control Systems Manager
• Laboratory Technician
• Quality Control Analyst
• Medical Scientist
• Laboratory Technologist
• Clinical Research Coordinator

Neuroscience and its related career pathways are currently in average demand in San Antonio in the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include San Francisco, CA, Boston, MA and Washington D.C. More than 144,000 Neuroscience-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

Industries for Neuroscience Graduates

Neuroscience is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of Neuroscience-related positions over 2018-19 included:

• General Hospitals
• Scientific Research and Development
• Higher Education
• Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
• Medical and Diagnostic Labs

Salaries for Neuroscience Graduates

The salary range for open neuroscience-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:

lowest 10% $34,057
median $53,611
top 10% $93,346

Source: Burning Glass

Skills and Interests for Neuroscience Majors

While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as a Neuroscience graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Neuroscience may be a good fit for you if:

• You enjoy working with others
• You enjoy learning
• You like solving problems and puzzles
• You are well organized
• You are detail oriented

Student Life

UTSA’s Neuroscience degree allows students to study multiple fields such as biology, psychology, and statistics. Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system through brain-focused science.  This program focuses on discovering the neural bases of experience, behavior and disease. Students studying Neuroscience may consider becoming involved in:

  • The Pre-Medical Society at UTSA
  • Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) Biological Honor Society
  • Student Psychology Association
  • School Psychology Graduate Student Organization
  • Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology

Student Spotlight

Ugo Aririelenjoku ’24

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