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Neuroscience

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.
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

Upcoming Events

  • Calcium-Dependent Light Emission for Imaging and Control of Neural Activities
     February 13, 2019
     1pm, Health Professions 2150

​Contact Us

  • Neuroscience Program
    Central Michigan University
    Mount Pleasant, MI
    Phone: 989.774.4401
    Email: NSC@cmich.edu
  • Neuroscience Program Director
    Cynthia Damer
    Biosciences 3106
    Phone: 989.774.3455
    Email: damer1ck@cmich.edu