University of Pittsburgh

Department of Neuroscience


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 300 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. A minor in neuroscience is also available.


Our graduates are going places!
Congratulations Class of 2017

Kristi Nowak accepted to

Midwestern University Physician's Assistant Program, Downers Grove, IL

Ayushi Dwivedi accepted to Carnegie Mellon University's MS in Healthcare Policy and Management and the Sloan Masters in Health Administration program in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University and

Sloan Program International Health Prize Fund Scholarship recipient.




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This service is currently for undergraduates. Graduate level resumes and CVs are best served by visiting Career Development during walk-in hours (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.).


Research Opportunities

The Department of Neuroscience encourages interested undergraduate majors to gain research experience within an active neuroscience laboratory. Most undergraduates who enroll in research for credit are interested in completing an independent project that results in an undergraduate thesis.

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