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Neuroscience, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #62 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
The Neuroscience curriculum includes courses taught in a variety of departments and schools at Vanderbilt University, as well as courses specifically designed for students majoring in Neuroscience. 
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Overview

The study of the nervous system is an interdisciplinary enterprise that draws upon a variety of scientific disciplines ranging from molecular biology and biophysics, to computational science and engineering, to the study of behavior and cognition. To meet the challenge of providing training for entry into this exciting and growing field, Vanderbilt offers its undergraduates an interdisciplinary major in Neuroscience. 

Key facts:

  • One of the cornerstones of the undergraduate program in Neuroscience is the inclusion of laboratory experience. Such an experience gives the student a chance to see how neuroscientists study the brain and provides training in laboratory techniques that are used in neuroscience research. In Undergraduate Research courses, students actually participate in the laboratory research of one of the Neuroscience faculty on the Vanderbilt Campus.
  • The major in Neuroscience offered by Vanderbilt University is excellent preparation for entry into graduate programs in neuroscience, biology, or psychology, or as preparation for the study of medicine or dentistry. However, students with a major in Neuroscience are by no means limited to these disciplines. We have had students go on to obtain postgraduate training in law, business, health administration, and physical therapy. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Neurobiology of Behavior
  • The Visual System
  • Social and Cognitive Neuroscience

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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    70

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General Requirements

  • All required parts of the Coalition Application, Common Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Optional for students applying for fall 2021 entry:  SAT or ACT scores 
  • Official results of the TOEFL, TOEFL Special Home Edition, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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