Neuroscience Concentration

Develop an understanding of the complexities of the human brain and nervous system. Study at the intersection of biology, philosophy and psychology in this truly cross-disciplinary field.

Group of Albion College students working together in a lab

Why Study Neuroscience at Albion?

As a neuroscience student, you’ll learn from faculty in our biology, philosophy and psychological science departments. You’ll develop a keen understanding of brain structure and function and use this foundation to design a course of study in the areas that interest you most. You’ll benefit from active, interdisciplinary learning and the opportunity to put ideas into practice through independent research.

What Will You Learn as a Neuroscience Student?

You’ll learn the biological and the physiological principles that govern the function of the nervous system, from the systems level–how various parts of the brain interact–to the cellular–how neurons communicate–and the molecular–how genes determine the structure of membrane-embedded proteins.

You’ll study the philosophy of the mind and develop an understanding of cognition, thought and knowledge as products of the brain.

You’ll examine how neural activity informs human psychology and behavior.

You’ll tailor your course of study to your interests and goals, taking courses like molecular biology, behavioral ecology, ethics and cognitive psychology. Then, you’ll contextualize all you have learned through independent research or an internship.



Two Albion College students working around a table.

Gain real-world experience and develop professionally by completing an internship. In today’s competitive job market, it is important for you to obtain experience related to your career ambitions. Our faculty and career advisors can help you secure internships that prepare you for life after Albion.


Albion College students investigate freshwater habitats in Michigan.

Pursue independent research through the Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (FURSCA). As a participant in FURSCA, you’ll submit a research proposal and, if accepted, you’ll be matched with a faculty mentor to help you execute your project.

Careers & Outcomes

Neuroscience is a truly inter- and cross-disciplinary field that prepares graduates for a broad range of career paths. Neuroscience students at Albion have gone on to pursue graduate study and work in fields such as medicine, academic and clinical research and psychology. Regardless of your path, the skills you develop in research design, data analysis and critical thinking will set you up for a successful and rewarding career.


Job Titles

  • Research Assistant
  • Grant Writer
  • Medical Scribe
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Lab Technician
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Physician
  • Research Scientist
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Biostatistician

Graduate Programs

  • Michigan State University
  • University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada)
  • LaSalle College
  • Chatham College
  • SUNY Buffalo
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Iowa