The term Neuroscience refers to the scientific study of the brain and nervous system. The word is derived from a combination of the words 'neuron' meaning nerve and 'science'.
Neuroscience has traditionally been classed as a subdivision of biology. Nowadays, it is an interdisciplinary science that is closely associated with other disciplines, such as Mathematics, Linguistics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Philosophy, Psychology, and Medicine. Thus the major aim of Neuroscience is to explore all elements of the nervous system to understand how it is structured, its functions and forms.
The purpose of a Bachelor’s of Science in Neuroscience is to understand the working of the brain on a deeper level. Since that is so, this field is closely allied with psychology and the study of human behavior.
Studying the nervous system advances understanding of our basic biology and body function. It can help researchers find ways to prevent or treat problems that affect the brain and nervous system.
A Bachelor’s in Neuroscience offers various advantages like immersive experiences across multiple fields such as Psychology, Biology, Biochemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering, research opportunities with various world-renowned neuroscience researchers and industry positions.
The required and elective courses you would take for Neuroscience majors vary considerably among colleges. Below is the list of some of the core courses in Bachelor’s of Neuroscience:
- Neuroscience Sequence
- Physiological Behaviour
- Neural Dynamics
- Research Methods
- Molecules, Cells, and Development
- Brain Organization and Anatomy
Neuroscience is about studying the brain function and how that affects behavior through patterns and emotions. Following are the prerequisite subjects required for Bachelor’s in Neuroscience:-
- Computer Science
Specialization in Neuroscience :
- Cognitive Psychology
- Hormones and Behavior
- Cell Structure and Function
- Animal Behavior
- Sensation and Perception
- Neurobiology of Memory and Learning
- Experimental Psychology
Key skills :
- A strong working knowledge of all mental disorders.
- Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills.
- Strong deductive and inductive reasoning skills, as well as the ability to recognize patterns in concepts, ideas, and mathematical arrangements.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills.
The University accepts qualified applicants from all countries who have completed their national high school curriculum or equivalent.
Applications are encouraged from International Baccalaureate (IB) students, Advanced Placement (AP) students and GCSE students.
IB: Students who complete higher level IB courses and achieve a score of 5, 6 or 7 may be eligible for advanced standing and/or transfer credit in the following subject areas (except where otherwise indicated): Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, French, Geography (Fredericton campus only), German (Fredericton campus only), History, Math and Physics (minimum score of 6 is required in Physics on the Fredericton campus).
AP: Students who complete AP courses and achieve a score of 3, 4 or 5 may be eligible for advanced standing and/or transfer credit in the following subject areas (except where otherwise indicated): Art History (Saint John campus only), Biology, Calculus (minimum score of 4 is required in Calculus), Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English, French, German (Saint John campus only), History, Human Geography (Fredericton campus only), Physics, Psychology (Fredericton campus only), Spanish and Statistics (Saint John campus only).
Students who have successfully completed IB or AP courses in subject areas other than those listed above may apply to have those courses assessed for advanced standing and/or transfer credit on a case by case basis. Copies of official curriculum will be required.
Neuroscience scholarships 2021 - 2022
- Korean Government Self Finance Support Announced
- New Zealand Aid Programme 2021-2022 Scholarships for international students
- Global Korea Scholarship - Funded by Korean Government
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarships
- ANU Chancellor’s International Scholarship
- British Chevening Scholarships 2021
Individuals who earn a Bachelor’s in Neuroscience degree are well-suited for various roles. Listed below are some of the potential job roles:
- Academic researcher
- Biology teacher
- Clinical Scientist
- Biotechnology and Contract Researcher