Within the context of the liberal arts environment, High Point University’s Neuroscience Program provides students with interdisciplinary curricular options that range from the generalized to the specialized, and that prepare them for a wide variety of post-baccalaureate goals within their field (e.g., careers in biomedical research; professional programs in the health sciences, such as medical school). Within our curricula, special emphasis is placed on science as a process, supported by a conceptual understanding of basic principles in neuroscience. To this end, hands-on, experiential learning opportunities are abundant, both within classrooms and teaching laboratories and through original research. As a result, our curricula foster within students not only the knowledge base, but also the critical thinking, communication and collaboration skills that prepare them for success in their future careers and for leadership roles within society.
A bachelors degree in Neuroscience at High Point University will prepare you for a variety of career opportunities. The careers available to a student with a BS in Neuroscience overlap significantly with careers available to students with either a biology or psychology degree. Many students may wish to further specialize their education by pursuing advanced degrees. Below are some examples of career opportunities for students graduating with a BS in Neuroscience, as well as careers which Neuroscience students are well prepared to pursue additional training.
Academia & Education
Business, Law & Government
Students will complete the following 58 credits within the major. Note that completion of the equivalent of MTH 1210 (Pre calculus) is also required.
Foundation Courses (40 credits):
Core courses (8 credits)†
Choose one 4 credit course (lecture plus lab) from Category I:
†Taken after the completion of all foundation courses.
*The honors section of BCH 3220 is a prerequisite for this course.
Upper Level Elective Courses (8 credits)‡
Third and Fourth Years
Choose two courses from Category II:
‡Taken after completion of all Core Courses. No more than one PSY course from Category II can be counted toward the major.
**PSY 2600 is a prerequisite course.
Senior Capstone Experience (2 credits)
***Taught on a rotating basis by biology faculty. This is a capstone course with a flexible topic, dependent upon the expertise and interest of the professor. The course will include both written and oral presentation components, as well as discussion and critical analysis of primary literature.
Note: if students’ professional goals lie in a health science field (e.g., pre-medical; pre-dental; pre-PA), they should also attend regular advising sessions with health science advisors for mentoring on coursework required to be considered for admission to these graduate / professional programs, since some of the required courses do not overlap with the courses required for this major.
High Point University’s Neuroscience Program strives to provide students with state-of-the-art, rigorous, laboratory-intensive training in this interdisciplinary field that enables them to: