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Neuroscience, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) Lexington, KY, United States
What does it mean to be human? How does the brain make us who we are? In Transylvania University Neuroscience program, students explore these and other complex questions relating to the functioning of the brain.
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Neuroscientific approaches contribute to the discussion of major social and political questions, such as how best to educate children, what strategies are most effective in addressing drug abuse and to what extent human nervous systems can or should be integrated with artificial computational systems.

Neuroscience at Transylvania University studied within the liberal arts context examines not only how brain function influences behavior, but how the environments in which organisms dwell influence the brain. We examine the brain as a constantly changing organ responsive to influences from genetic factors, personal environment and sociocultural environment.

While many of the courses focus on the brain as a living system, the inclusion of computer science courses in the major enables students to explore models of artificial intelligence and to develop appreciation of the role of massive computational analysis in current brain imaging techniques. The upper-level core courses in the major invite students to integrate the biological, behavioral, computational and philosophical approaches to studying nervous system function. 


  • Physician or other health professional
  • Clinical neuropsychologist
  • Neuroscience researcher
  • Speech/language pathologist
  • Medical psychologist
  • Bioethicist
  • Computer technician with brain imaging specialization
  • Attorney (via joint professional program in law and neuroscience)
  • Criminal justice system specialist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications received from first-time students after February 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Integrated Concepts of Biology: Molecules and Cells
  • Logic and Problem Solving
  • Calculus
  • General Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Admissions Essay
  • Official Secondary School Transcript
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, ACT and/or SAT scores
  • Counselor's Evaluation and Recommendation
  • Teacher's Evaluation and Recommendation
  • Official College Transcripts (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41610 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    41610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41610 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lexington

  • 908 - 1470 USD/month
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