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A male student slides his hands under a protective safety shield as he works in a labA degree in Neuroscience allows you to work as a technician in biomedical research laboratories, pharmaceutical or health product companies, or public health programs.

You may also enter a graduate or professional program that leads to a career in medicine, research, or education. Some neuroscientists conduct research or lead teams of scientists in government laboratories, private research foundations, and in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries. 

Neuroscientists also work in government regulatory agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, and in industrial organizations that work with these agencies.

Pre-Med and Pre-Health Professions Options

If you are interested in attending medical school, a physician assistant program, or a graduate program in occupational or physical therapy, you can earn all of the prerequisites for these graduate programs while earning your Neuroscience degree. Find out more by visiting the Office of Pre-Health Professions website.