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Wellesley College

48 months
60424 USD/year
60424 USD/year
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The Neuroscience program at Wellesley College is about the study of the structure and function of neurons and how they are assembled to produce behaviors. Neuroscience was implemented as a new interdisciplinary major in 1999, replacing the Psychobiology Program and providing a strong foundation in neuroscience and related courses.


Key facts

The Neuroscience program at Wellesley College enables students to benefit from small classes and investigative labs in their introductory and advanced courses.

Our majors graduate with a liberal arts background and a strong foundation in neuroscience which allows them to proceed to medical school or attend top-ranked graduate neuroscience, cognitive science, and psychology Ph.D. programs, including UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, Duke, and Northwestern.


Wellesley's neuroscience majors graduate with a liberal arts background coupled with sufficient concentration in this specialized field to be competitive among students coming from exclusively research-oriented institutions.

Sixty percent of our graduates go from Wellesley to medical school. Approximately 15 percent of our majors continue on with graduate work in neuroscience, psychology, or neuropsychology, and approximately 10 percent pursue careers that intersect with neuroscience, such as work in the biotech industry, pharmacology, patent law, and science writing.

Students with graduate degrees in neuroscience are in demand for faculty positions in liberal arts colleges; research universities; and medical, dental, pharmacy, nursing, and veterinary schools. There are also exciting career opportunities in research and administrative positions in government laboratories such as the National Institutes of Health, in private research foundations, and in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chemical industries. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Neuroscience
  • Neurons, Networks&Behavior
  • Capstone Seminar Neuroscience
  • Neuroethology: Decision Making
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • LAB: Computational Neuroscience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Your academic preparation as an applicant for admission to Wellesley should include:

  • training in writing
  • the interpretation of literature
  • mathematics
  • at least one laboratory science
  • other academic studies customary for university admission
  • fluency in all areas of the English language: reading, writing, and verbal skills.

Tuition Fee

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    60424 USD/year
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  • National

    60424 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 60424 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Wellesley

2644 - 5475 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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