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Neuroscience, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Decatur, TX, United States
The Neuroscience program at Agnes Scott College offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the nervous system with the goal of understanding the biological basis of behavior. Neuroscience includes a wide range of approaches from the molecular biology of nerve cells to neural circuit analysis to the biological basis of complex phenomena such as disordered behavior and cognition.
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The academic program in neuroscience provides a foundation for understanding the biological, chemical and psychological principles underlying this field. Specific courses in the major provide knowledge of the methods and practice of science and fundamental concepts in neuroscience. 

Flexibility in choice of upper-level electives allows a student to design her major depending upon her goals and interests. A final capstone experience in neuroscience provides an opportunity to engage in research projects on contemporary problems within the field.  

What You'll Learn

Specific courses in the Neuroscience major at Agnes Scott College provide knowledge of the methods and practice of science and fundamental concepts in neuroscience. Flexibility in choice of upper-level electives allows a student to design their major depending upon their goals and interests. A final capstone experience in neuroscience provides an opportunity to engage in research projects on contemporary problems within the field. You'll learn:

  • A basic understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system at various levels of the organization
  • Research design, data analysis and critical thinking of an inquiry-based research question
  • An understanding of the ethical issues surrounding neuro-scientific research on human and animal models

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:
  • Integrative Biology 
  • Foundations Of Neurobiology      
  • Foundations Of Neural Systems And Circuits        
  • Animal Behavior     
  • Neuropharmacology.

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • An application for admission, via the Common Application, which includes:
  • Agnes Scott Supplement
  • Teacher Evaluation Form (teacher invitation sent via Common App)
  • Secondary School Report and International School Supplement from counselor or school official (invitation sent via Common App)
  • Official High School Transcript in English
  • Application fee of US $30
  • SAT/ACT Test Scores, evaluative interview with Agnes Scott admission counselor, InitialView Interview, or Duolingo English Proficiency Test
  • Agnes Scott's SAT school code is 5002; ACT school code is 0780.
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Find details on our Admission Requirements page.
  • Agnes Scott's TOEFL school code is 5002.
  • International Student Certification of Finances (PDF)
  • Copy of Passport Biographical Page or National ID Card
  • Midyear Report (submit as soon as available)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Decatur

  • 1072 - 1990 USD/month
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