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Be a part of cutting-edge research on the mysteries of the brain, preparing for a fulfilling career or graduate studies.

Why Earn Your BS in Neuroscience?

The multidisciplinary study of neuroscience draws on the fields of biology and psychology to understand how the brain generates behavior, emotion and cognition. It provides excellent preparation for medical school and graduate studies and offers a gateway to careers in the research industry and fields related to psychology, gerontology, biology, chemistry, physics, physical therapy, speech pathology and audiology, nursing, special education, biomedical engineering, business, and law, among many others.

Why Major in Neuroscience at Adelphi?

  • Focus your studies by choosing from one of two concentrations, cognitive neuroscience and molecular neuroscience.
  • Gain hands-on exposure to cognitive and molecular neuroscience research, working alongside renowned psychology and biology faculty.
  • Receive personal attention in small classes that explore complex issues from multiple perspectives integrating biology, psychology, chemistry and computer science.

What Can You do with a Degree in Neuroscience?

This degree is a gateway to careers in the sciences—from psychology to biology, chemistry, biomedical engineering, nursing, gerontology, speech-language pathology and occupational therapy. Or, you can make an impact in other fields, such as special education, business, law and public health.

One of the best things about the neuroscience program is that the classes and the major are intimate and small. You really get to know your professors and they get to know you. At Adelphi, your professors become your mentors.

Rheba Sam ’18 BS in Molecular Neuroscience
STEM-Designated Badge
This program is STEM-designated offering specialized training in high-demand fields and eligible international students can extend their OPT to 36 months.
$80,090* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey & NACE First Destination Survey, Class of 2022
the average annual salary of our 2022 baccalaureate graduates—that’s 29% higher than the national average
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey & NACE First Destination Survey, Class of 2022
NSF Grant Students

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Undergraduate Education has awarded Adelphi University and Principal Investigator Andrea Ward, PhD, associate provost for research and special projects, a $2.49 million grant for the “Ensuring STEM Student Success Through an Integrative Support Program.”

Program Info

We offer two areas of concentration:

The study of how the neural connections in the brain create mental processes and thought.

The examination of how genes and molecules regulate nerve cell.

Damian Stanley, PhD working closely with a neuroscience student at Adelphi.

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Sarah Joy Gallardo: A Passion for Research

A neuroscience major who took advantage of applied science research opportunities at Adelphi, Sarah Joy Gallardo is featured in the Spring 2022 episode of The College Tour on Amazon Prime.

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

Awards & Recognition

Associate Professor
Director of the Neuroscience Program
Co-Chair of Undergraduate Psychology
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Blodgett Hall 212B

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Nexus Building First Floor
  • Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm Fri: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
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