Major in Neuroscience at Holy Family University

Neuroscience, B.A.

The Neuroscience major is an interdisciplinary program that is supported by our biology/natural science and psychology programs. The field of Neuroscience examines the structure and function of the nervous system, as well as the interaction between the nervous system and behavior.

Program Overview

Students in the Neuroscience program have the ability to customize the major to their interests. 


Program Details

Neuroscience incorporates many subfields such as biology, chemistry, and psychology. A degree in Neuroscience provides students with a unique opportunity to have a strong interdisciplinary background highly valued by prospective employers and graduate programs.

The minor in Neuroscience will provide students with a foundation in this interdisciplinary field. Students will learn how components of the nervous system work together to coordinate physiological and cognitive functions. Students will gain an appreciation of the complex system and how changes in regulation can impact thoughts and actions.

Career Paths

Graduates from the Neuroscience program to enter careers or graduate programs in the following areas:

  • Applied behavior analysis-BCBA
  • Chiropractor
  • Clinical psychology
  • Clinical research assistant
  • Dentist
  • Occupational therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Physician’s assistant
  • Public health
  • Research coordinator
  • Science writer
  • Veterinarian

Internships Employment

Neuroscience students have the opportunity to gain experience outside of the classroom by participating in our Experiential Learning program at a site off-campus or through research with our faculty in the biology or psychology departments. Some of the companies our students have worked with for their internship include:

  • Academy Injury and Health Chiropractic
  • ATI Physical Therapy
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
  • Cognitive-Motor Learning Laboratory/Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Equilibria Psychological & Consultation Services
  • IPL Collaborative
  • Livengren Counseling Center
  • Lovaas Institute for Children
  • Ortho-McNeill Pharmaceuticals
  • Penn Vet Working Dog Center
  • Pennsylvania Mentor
  • Rau Animal Hospital
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Tuition & Fees

Program Information

Degree Awarded
  • Bachelor of Arts
Program Type
  • Major
Program Location
  • Main Campus - Northeast Philadelphia

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