Neuroscience Program
International Undergraduate Program of the Year


Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program and​ combines scientific knowledge in disciplines like chemistry, biology and psychology to study how the brain and the nervous system work to guide thoughts, dreams and behavior. ​​​

Central Michigan University's undergraduate neuroscience program was ranked the 2013 Undergraduate Program of the Year by the Society for Neuroscience, the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system.



Careers in Neuroscience

Neuroscience majors become medical professionals (MD, DO, PA, PT, etc.), researchers (in biotech, pharmaceutical, hospitals, etc.), educators (teachers, professors, etc.), and can be found in many other professions (such as law, business, etc.) that value the critical thinking skills and ability to synthesize diverse information that is gained by studying neuroscience.

Most of our majors have attained careers in biomedical research or in the medical/allied health professions. Others have pursued careers in industry (biotech firms and pharmaceutical companies), government (NIH), law, insurance industry, and education (professors, career counselors). 

Some of these careers require graduate-level degrees:​

Behavioral Neuroscientist
Clinical Psychologist
Laboratory Technician
Medical Assistant
Neurologist
Neuropharmacologist
Neurochemist
Neuropsychologist


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Neuroscience Degrees Offered at Central Michigan University

CMU offers a BS, MS, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience. Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program that integrates academic disciplines of biology, chemistry, rehabilitation and medical sciences, and psychology.

Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience
The BS in Neuroscience is designed to provide students with the fundamental understanding, academic background, technical skills, and hands-on research experiences to successfully compete for neuroscience-related jobs in the private and public sectors. This major also prepares students for admission to graduate or professional schools.

For more information visit: Neuroscience Major

Master of Science in Neuroscience and Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience
Students entering CMU’s Neuroscience graduate degree programs will have the chance to excel through a unique mentorship model providing more individual curriculum flexibility and earlier opportunities for research than other neuroscience graduate programs. Students will design a program of study which fits their interests and needs, and selecting most of their courses in close consultation with their mentor.

For more information, contact a Neuroscience Faculty Advisor.


Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with the program director, tour the program facilities, meet with faculty, or request a paper application, please contact us.

Neuroscience Program Admissions
Anspach 106
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
(989) 774-3341
NSC@cmich.edu