Delve into the complex world of the brain and nervous system, where scientific discoveries continue to be made.
Neuroscience is the study of the brain, the nervous system and all its related functions. Because the nervous system controls nearly every function within an organism, better understanding of its inner workings require the contributions of several different disciplines including psychology, biology, chemistry, physics, and computer science.
The major introduces students to a broad range of concepts in neuroscience while providing them with a foundation in the sciences and mathematics. For example, through the curriculum, students will cultivate an understanding of how chemical composition, genes and protein structure, all contribute to the proper functioning of the nervous system.
With a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and a major in Neurobiology, students are well-positioned to pursue advanced studies in neuroscience, medicine, or a related field in life sciences. Furthermore, the student’s knowledge in a given area of neuroscience can be specialized with tailored electives, such as neuropharmacology, cognitive neuroscience and more. Lastly, given the extent of research requirements in the curriculum, students may have the option of pursuing a research-related career or profession soon after graduation.
With access to state-of-the-art equipment typically found only in industry and graduate laboratories, our students gain real-life work experience and put theories to practical use. Our instrumentation includes:
Bay Path opened my eyes to my own potential. I learned to advocate for myself, ask for help when I need it, and set and achieve goals beyond my wildest dreams, like landing a position in a research laboratory even before completing my bachelor’s degree. I job-shadowed a friend who was a work-study student in a Harvard Medical School neurobiology lab. Through that experience, I was offered a position assisting in research on sensory systems. Despite already having three part-time jobs and attending school full-time, I chose to "seize the day" and take the opportunity—a decision that has since opened many more doors for me. After completing my bachelor’s degree, I was offered a full-time position with Harvard Medical School." - Karleena, Neurobiology Major