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Career Outlook

Medical Scientists earn an average salary of $84,000 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2018).

Top universities for graduates from AU's Neuroscience Program:

  • American University
  • Cambridge University
  • Columbia University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Oxford


See more about Neuroscience alumni career outcomes.

Neuroscience (BS)

Offered by the Neuroscience program, College of Arts and Sciences.

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Admission to the Program

Formal admission to the major requires a grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and the approval of the program director.

AU Core Requirements

For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum.

Major Requirements

  • 76 credit hours with grades of C or better

Course Requirements

Foundation (6 credit hours)

Basic Science (32 credit hours)

Basic Math/Computer Science (8 credit hours)

Basic Statistics (4 credit hours)

Complete 4 credit hours from the following:

Framework Research Methods with Lab (8 credit hours)

 Complete 8 credit hours from the following:

Upper-level Electives (18 credit hours)

Complete 18 credit hours approved by program director, with 6 credit hours from each of the following:

Biology

 Complete 6 credit hours from the following, or other BIO-XXX coursework at or above 400-level as approved by program director:

Psychology

Complete 6 credit hours from the following, or other PSYC-XXX coursework at or above 300-level as approved by program director:

Additional

Complete 6 credit hours from the following, or other courses as approved by program director:

Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees

American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor's/master's programs. See Admission to a Combined Bachelor's / Master's Program and Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees for more information.