Learn about the Brain from Experts in Neuroscience

What do gene editing, cockroach legs and cow eyes have in common? They are parts of activities that you would participate in as a Neuroscience major. From the moment you start Nova Southeastern University’s B.S. in Neuroscience program, you’ll be part of a dynamic, research-focused group of students and faculty. And as an NSU student, you’ll have access to one of the largest and most advanced research facilities in Florida—the Center for Collaborative Research—and it’s right on NSU’s campus!

Neuroscience is the study of the brain and its role in behavior and physiology. This multi-disciplinary degree integrates psychology, biology, physics and chemistry to provide you with a foundation to pursue advanced degrees and careers in the fields of medicine, dentistry, veterinary services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, nursing and more. NSU gives you the edge to break new ground and prepare for success.   

Why Should You Major in Neuroscience at NSU?

NSU’s Neuroscience Organizations

Nu Rho Psi

Nu Rho Psi is the only nationally-recognized honor society in the area of brain research. Membership in this prestigious honor society creates opportunities for networking and collaboration of like-minded colleagues interested in the study of the brain.

Society for NeuroSports

The Society for NeuroSports is the only non-profit academic society dedicated to promoting the integration of neuroscience with exercise & sport science. This academic society is dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration in the fields of exercise science and neuroscience.

Neuroscience Club

As a member of NSU’s Neuroscience Club you’ll have opportunities to expand your knowledge of neuroscience, as well as the chance to participate in several different activities related to the field. This includes the chance to meet professionals in the field and to gain hands-on experience through on-campus research.

Phi Kappa Phi

Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. The Society’s mission is to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education to engage the community of scholars in service to others.

Center for Collaborative Research

The Center for Collaborative Research (CCR) is one of the largest and most advanced research facilities in Florida—and it’s located on NSU’s beautiful campus in Fort Lauderdale/Davie. As a neuroscience major, you’ll have opportunities to conduct research in this 215,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art, facility. In fact, all neuroscience labs are taught in this building, which provides NSU students the additional benefit of access to preeminent international researchers.

Neuroscience Faculty Experts

Your NSU neuroscience professors are expert scientists…who also know how to have fun. In fact, one of these professors would be happy to discuss how she would navigate a potential zombie apocalypse…

 

Name

Expertise

Expertise

Expertise

Allie Holschbach, Ph.D.

Hormones

Maternal-infant bonding

Serotonin and neuroplasticity

Bill Kochen, Ph.D.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Biometals 

Alzheimer’s Disease 

James Munoz, Ph.D.

Anatomy and Physiology

Stem cells/Therapies

Stem Cell

Jaime Tartar, Ph.D.

Human Performance

Stress

Sleep and sleep deprivation

Advance in Psychology, Pharmacology, and Medicine

With your neuroscience degree, you have career opportunities in almost any sector, from research and education to government, business and law. This broad interdisciplinary field qualifies you to pursue roles such as a physician, researcher, cognitive or behavioral psychologist, audiologist, and speech or physical therapist. NSU’s neuroscience program provides you with an interdisciplinary education that will help you to think critically and creatively; these skills are valuable in any career.

Learn more about Career Preparation

Average Starting Salary

 According to a 2020 report from PayScale.com, graduates with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience make an average of $65,603 per year.

Shark Destinations

As an NSU Neuroscience student, you’ll gain a strong foundation that will help springboard you into professional programs such as medical school, dental school and physician’s assistant programs. Neuroscience graduates can also go on to Ph.D. graduate programs in programs such as Neuroscience, Psychology or Biology. Neuroscience graduates have also found employment in organizations such the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience.