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In addition to a liberal arts core curriculum, Neuroscience majors prepare for success in a variety of careers and graduate programs by completing a rigorous course load.
Requirements for a major in Neuroscience.
Student Success
of Marietta College’s Neuroscience graduates since 2020 were employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduating
is the average salary in the U.S. for Neuroscience majors
of alumni state they are pleased with their decision to attend Marietta College and would make the same choice again
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Haley Morgan '22

Haley Morgan ’22 is attending medical school following her graduation from Marietta College. She believes majoring in Neuroscience provided her with the best chance to reach her goal.

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What You’ll Learn as a Neuroscience Major

Because neuroscience is a young discipline, new information and technologies are steadily being uncovered — so this major is for students who are flexible thinkers excited about this emerging science.

Research Opportunities

Our Neuroscience faculty engage students in the classroom, in labs, and in research experiences. Faculty conduct research with students and provide opportunities for students to present at regional and national meetings. This work is also shared and celebrated on campus every spring during All Scholars Day.

Career Options

Our goal is to provide students with the foundational knowledge, skills, and research experiences that will prepare students for many different career options or for graduate programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, occupational therapy, law, and many other rewarding fields.

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Neuroscience majors may choose to pursue one of Marietta College’s Pre-Professional Programs, such as Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Optometry, and Pre-Physician Assistant.

What Can You Do With a Neuroscience Degree?

Marietta's Neuroscience majors are ready to blaze a new trail and they are interested in a variety of growing occupations, as well as pursuing master's and Ph.D. programs. With dedicated faculty who have connections across the U.S. and a Career Center that is designed to assist students with honing their job search skills and identifying and working toward career goals, our students are set up to find rewarding jobs or get accepted into the graduate program of their choice.

Career Paths with a B.S. in Neuroscience
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Psychometrist
  • Science Writer
  • Science Advocacy
  • Nonprofit Work
  • Health Educator
  • EEG Technologist
  • Residential Counselor
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Medical Technician
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Special Education Assistant
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician
  • Lab Animal Care Technician
Career Paths with an Advanced Degree
  • Physician
  • Food scientist
  • Research scientist
  • Pharmacist
  • Dentist
  • Veterinarian
  • Physical therapist
  • Audiologist
  • Optometrist
  • Attorney
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Neuropsychologist
Career Paths at a Masters Level
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Neuroimaging Technician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Epidemiologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Neural Engineer
The World Needs More Pioneers
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Dr. Alicia Doerflinger

Our students look forward to taking classes from Dr. Doerflinger — a behavioral neuroscientist who loves involving students as she conducts intensive research into the physiological and behavioral mechanisms underlying food intake.

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Does the department accept AP credits toward the major?

The department recognizes the accomplishments of students who have AP credit in Physics. Any student who scores a 3 in AP Physics I will get credit for PHYS 211. Any student who scores a 3 in AP Physics II will get credit for PHYS 212.

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Can I study abroad and still graduate on time in Neuroscience?

Yes. At Marietta College, we encourage our students to study abroad because we believe it is a valuable part of your overall education. Majors should identify possible neuroscience courses in their study abroad programs. After these courses have been identified, the student should contact their advisor to confirm what will be accepted for credit at Marietta.

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