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.
- Research & Development
- Government Agencies
- Health Care
- Pharmaceutical & Other Science Industries
- Laboratory Software and Equipment
- Science Writing
- Medical Illustrators
- Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
- Systems Neuroscience
- Social Neuroscience
- 48 months
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DisciplinesPhysics Neuroscience Genetics View 970 other Bachelors in Genetics in United States
- 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.
International21718 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21718 USD per year during 48 months.
National21718 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21718 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State8136 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8136 USD per year during 48 months.
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