Neuroscience at Loyola

The field of neuroscience has exploded in the last 20 years, owing to striking technological advances fueled by innovation and increased federal funding. Loyola’s interdisciplinary Neuroscience program addresses this rapidly growing field by focusing on tracks of study in biology and psychology. We have 3 options for neuroscience students:

  • The B.S. in molecular/cellular neuroscience focuses on the genetic, biochemical, and electrophysiological underpinnings of the development, function, plasticity, pathology, and repair of the nervous system. 
  • The B.S. in cognitive/behavioral neuroscience focuses on the neural substrates of cognitive processes and behavior, utilizing methods from cognitive psychology, psychobiology, and computer science to account for empirical data about the brain.
  • The minor provides and opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge of neuroscience while concentrating on another area for their major.

Please explore our website to learn more about the program and our research laboratories.

Career Possibilities

Graduates with a B.S. in Neuroscience from Loyola University Chicago are prepared for a wide range of career options and unlimited opportunities for graduate study. These include:

  • Medicine
  • Academic research
  • Pharmaceutical or Biotech research
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Science education
  • Developing therapeutics or prosthetics for the brain and nervous system