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What will I learn?

Neuroscience is the study of the biology and function of the central nervous system, with a special focus on the brain. The field has emerged during the past two decades as part of the explosive growth of research and interest in the neural sciences. An autonomous major in neuroscience was developed at the University of Pittsburgh in 1983, and is among the largest undergraduate neuroscience programs in the country, with more than 500 students as majors.

The program is designed to provide a challenging sequence of courses in biological sciences, chemistry, mathematics, and physics, in addition to introductory and advanced courses in neuroscience. Students may also receive credit for original research projects conducted in collaboration with faculty members. The relatively small size of the upper-level courses, excellence of teaching, and opportunities for research are especially attractive features of the major.

Which department am I in?

Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$34,124.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected October 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2023


University of Pittsburgh

4200 Fifth Avenue,



15260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (based on 4.0) is required for admission. Students with a lower GPA may be admitted provisionally.

For international students

Prospective students who have not earned college credits since graduating from high school with a diploma or GED should consult this section for information on admission to the University of Pittsburgh. English Language Scores: A 100 or higher TOEFL composite score with sub-scores of 21 or higher is considered competitive, a 7.0 IELTS with sub-scores of 6.0 or higher, or a 120 or higher Duolingo score. Application Deadlines: April 1: fall term (August); October 1: spring term (January).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions for higher education in the U.S., boasting world-class programs and esteemed alumni.

  • One of the oldest universities in the U.S., founded in 1787
  • #1 Public University in the Northeast (WSJ, 2021)
  • 124 Pitt innovator patents and 17 start-ups launched in 2021
  • Signature building is a 42-story Gothic Revival skyscraper

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