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Undergraduate Neuroscience Program College of Arts and Sciences | Heersink School of Medicine


Student working in a lab under a biohazard shield. Today, there is a high demand for qualified and experienced neuroscience researchers and health-related professionals, and there are many career options. After graduating, most UAB neuroscience majors will continue training in avenues including:

  • medical school
  • dental school
  • optometry school
  • physical therapy
  • veterinary school
  • Ph.D. programs in neuroscience, psychology, and biomedical engineering

Other neuroscientists conduct research or are leaders/administrators in government laboratories, private research foundations, and in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chemical industries. Neuroscientists also work in government regulatory agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control, or in industrial organizations that work with these agencies.

For students who decide to work directly after receiving the B.S., or defer their graduate or professional training, there are entry-level positions as technicians in neuroscience which can be found in biomedical research laboratories in pharmaceutical or health product companies or public health programs.

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Start your search here at UAB. To talk about professional opportunities in neuroscience, contact the Undergraduate Neuroscience Program directors.

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