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Neuroscience, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Worcester, MA, United States
Our nervous system shapes our every thought, emotion and sensation. Yet so much about this fundamental system is unknown. This Neuroscience program is offered by Assumption College.
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Assumption’s neuroscience programs take an interdisciplinary approach by applying the tools of both biology and psychology to unravel these mysteries and gain an understanding of the underlying neural basis of how we perceive, and react to the world around us. They help prepare students for what many have described as “the science of the 2ist Century.”

At Assumption College, students interested in neuroscience can major in Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience or Psychology with a concentration in Brain, Behavior and Cognition.

The Biology major is particularly well-suited to students who are interested in the biology of brain function. It is an excellent choice for individuals who hope to pursue graduate studies in neuroscience or the health professions or work in the biotechnology and pharmacology industries or in other life science organizations.

The Psychology major is ideal for those who want to focus on the psychological aspects of brain function and for students wishing to pursue graduate studies in cognition, neuroscience and various psychological disciplines and related areas. Students will also be prepared to work in research laboratories.

Career Opportunities

Assumption Biology graduates have the education and experience to enter an array of professions including biotechnology, pharmacology, teaching and other life science organizations. They are also prepared to pursue graduate degrees in a number of scientific fields and the health professions.

Our Psychology graduates can enter an array of fields including laboratory work and working with nonprofit and entrepreneurial organizations, corporations, and local, state and federal government. They can also pursue programs in cognition, neuroscience, experimental psychology, school psychology (rated as the #1 social science career by US NEWS) and other disciplines. Assumption College offers a master’s degree in counseling psychology that is nationally renowned.

Many students also pursue graduate degrees in a range of other areas such as sociology, rehabilitative services and law.

Assumption has articulation agreements with a number of graduate programs so that Assumption students who maintain a strong academic standing are able to gain ready access to these programs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:


    • Early Decision: November 1
    • Early Action: November 1
    • Early Action II: December 15
    • Regular Decision: February 15
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Concepts in Biology
  • Genetics
  • Animal Behavior
  • Principles of Neuroscience
  • General Chemistry I and II
  • Organic Chemistry I and II 
  • Elementary Functions
  • General Physics I and II 
  • General Psycholog
  • Invertebrate Biology
  • Mammalian Anatomy
  • Molecular and Cellular Biolog
  • General Physiology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Perception
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychology of Learning

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • A personal statement or essay (part of the Common Application)
  • Official Educational Records from secondary schools
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, waived if applicable
  • Assumption College requires SAT or ACT scores if your language or language of instruction is not English.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  • Bank statement which must be officially certified or notarized indicating that the candidate has sufficient funds to study at Assumption College. 
  • $50 application fee made payable to Assumption College (You can pay this fee through the Common Application.) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43178 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43178 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

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