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Neuroscience, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Omaha, NE, United States
Students working toward completion of the Neuroscience program of the University of Nebraska Omaha will be able to concentrate in one of two tracks (Molecular/ Cellular Neuroscience or Integrative/Behavioral Neuroscience) or take courses that provide a blended combination of these complementary areas of neuroscience.
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The study of neuroscience is one of the most rapidly growing areas of life sciences, reflecting the importance of the fundamental and applied interest in how the nervous system is coordinated and regulated. The field of neuroscience examines the physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, development, growth, maintenance, and evolution of nervous system processes.

The Neuroscience program of the University of Nebraska Omaha provides both content and hands-on experience in various areas of neuroscience, and is an excellent choice for students with interests in pursuing neuroscience-related graduate programs, health careers (for example, students with post-graduate aspirations for attending medical, PA, dental, veterinary, or nursing school), or careers in private industry. Students will emerge from the major with the ability to think across disciplines, to formulate questions and seek answers, to interpret data and draw conclusions, and to effectively communicate the outcome of these processes to a larger audience. This suite of skills makes neuroscience majors eligible for a variety of career opportunities both within and outside the discipline of neuroscience.


Neuroscience is a rapidly growing field, with a faster than average projected jobs growth of 8% in the next ten years (U.S. Department of Labor). Students in our program have been highly successful in admissions to graduate and medical schools, and obtaining employment in neuroscience-related fields. Alumni from our Neuroscience Program have outstanding jobs as physicians, researchers, nurses, physician assistants, teachers, dentists, medical industry experts, technicians, and CEO’s of neuroscience-related businesses.

Within your Neuroscience Program, you will gain knowledge in all aspects of how the brain and body function, with tracks in cellular and molecular neuroscience, and integrative behavioral neuroscience. Built within the curriculum are opportunities for hands-on experimental experiences. We currently have faculty with expertise in development, endocrinology, gerontology, genetics, sensory systems, behavior, and biomechanics. Your curriculum will focus on understanding and engaging with new and innovative research within neuroscience, science writing, data analysis, and applications of the latest concepts in the field.

Career Opportunities:

  • Research & Development
  • Hospitals
  • Universities/Colleges
  • Laboratories
  • Government Agencies
  • Health Care
  • Pharmaceutical & Other Science Industries
  • Laboratory Software and Equipment
  • Science Writing
  • Consultancies
  • Medical Illustrators

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 include:

  • Neuroscience
  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • Biology
  • Genetics
  • Systems Neuroscience
  • Social Neuroscience

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit an online application.
  • A 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Request official ACT or SAT scores be sent to UNO if you have less than 24 credits.
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee by credit card when completing the application for admission.
  • Grade sheets and transcripts from each institution attended.
  • Proof of English proficiency. Special Note: If you are unable to provide proof of English proficiency please apply to our Intensive Language (ILUNO) program.
  • Copy of Passport.
  • UNO Financial Affidavit.
  • Bank statements showing adequate funding for one academic year.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21718 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21718 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    21718 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21718 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8136 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Omaha

  • 985 - 1520 USD/month
    Living Costs

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