BS in Neuroscience The Ohio State University



Course info


Neuroscience is the scientific study of the brain and the nervous system. Neuroscientists investigate the organization, development and function of the nervous systems and their relationship to behavior, cognition and disorders. It combines diverse subjects such as psychology, biology, genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, physics and computer science. Neuroscience is an ideal field to develop interests in many scientific disciplines.


Students majoring in neuroscience take a set of foundational courses that serve as prerequisites for many of the advanced offerings. Upon completion of these core courses, students then declare a specialization in one of three areas:

  • Molecular/cellular
  • Systems/behavioral
  • Cognitive/computational

Students are also required to take two additional courses in either or both of the other specializations to gain broad familiarity with neuroscience. The neuroscience major requires successful completion of 36 degree hours.

Career Prospects in Neuroscience

A strong scientific education with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience will prepare students for entry into many career fields and graduate/professional programs.

Many students graduating from the neuroscience program pursue advanced education in medicine, dentistry, neurology, clinical psychology, law, neurochemistry, neuropsychology, and occupational and physical therapy.

Graduates with bachelor’s degrees in neuroscience enter diverse fields, such as biomedical research, pharmaceutical sales, hospital administration, laboratory technician/management, public service, psychiatric assistance, teaching and technical writing.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study BS in Neuroscience.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

$34,989.00 (25,97,496) per year

Tuition fee includes an International Undergraduate Student Fee of USD $1,464 per semester, assessed to provide academic and support services for international students.


25 Aug, 11 Jan


College of Arts and Sciences

186 University Hall,

230 North Oval Mall,



43210, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicant must have successful completion of university preparatory courses, high school performance (class rank or GPA), including participation in accelerated programs like Honors, AP and IB; Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for class rank or GPA, Ability and desire to contribute to and engage with a diverse campus community, Experiences that demonstrate leadership or engaged involvement, Status as a first-generation university student, Demonstration of outstanding talent in a particular area and High school performance if adversely affected by physical, mental or learning environment factors. English proficiency level TOEFL: 79 or higher on the internet-based test, 550 or higher on the paper-based test and IELTS: 6.5 or higher

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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