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Neuroscience, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Bethlehem, PA, United States
The mission of the Neuroscience program of the Moravian College is to strive for excellence in the education, research experiences and service learning opportunities for our undergraduates.
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Overview

Mission Statement

Underlying these goals is a profound commitment to an interdisciplinary educational endeavor that will meaningfully address the enrichment of the human condition and prepare our students to be competitive in today’s academic and professional environments.

Learning the science underlying the functions of the brain and behavior is a perfect vehicle for teaching critical thinking, creativity, complex reasoning, research methods and effective communication. Students will discover how approaches from different neuroscience subdisciplines complement one another and how the findings may be integrated to provide a multidisciplinary understanding of the nervous system. Students will develop a strong foundation in both the sciences and humanities, and develop skills adaptable to a wide variety of areas and interests. The Neuroscience program of the Moravian College will prepare students for career paths that include graduate school, the health professions, education, research and scientific writing.

The objectives of this major are to:

  • offer a strong interdisciplinary approach to the study of neuroscience
  • provide sufficient opportunities for students to pursue coursework in one of three areas of neuroscience: cellular neurobiology, behavioral neuroscience and cognitive neuroscience
  • develop liberally educated neuroscience majors who may pursue higher education in this or a related field of study
  • offer a number of interesting and valuable experiential learning opportunities for these majors (independent study, field study, honors projects, service learning)
  • encourage students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills through this interdisciplinary experience
  • address the demand for future neuroscientists, physicians, scientific writers and neuroscience educators to attend to the numerous disorders/diseases affecting the nervous system, learning disorders and disease processes that develop throughout aging within our population

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:
  • Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology
  • Experimental Methods and Data Analysis
  • Neuroscience Methodology
  • Mind and Brain

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    6.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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

  • Moravian College online application or the Common Application
  • Official secondary (High School) school academic records (original and certified translations)
  • Official Test Scores (SAT or ACT) 
  • If English is not your native language, you must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores, and this is required of all freshmen applicants
  • Certification of Finances form that confirms that you and your sponsor understand the total cost of education, and there are adequate funds cover your educational expenses under normal conditions through the full program. A letter from a bank official or bank statements must accompany all figures indicated on the form for verification. However, all documents must be dated within 6 months of application
  • Proof of Financial Support. The student must prove that they have at least the equivalent of $63,523.00 (USD).
  • A letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor
  • A personal statement or essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47366 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23683 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    47366 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23683 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bethlehem

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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