Neuroscience - B.S.

Kent State University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates


About this program

Neuroscience - B.S.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience offers a broad-based study of the mechanisms of brain function from the cell and molecular level through cognition and behavior. This major is for students interested in medicine, other health professions, research and graduate studies in biology, neuroscience and psychology. The major will also prepare students for careers in industries, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, research administration and policy, science communication, teaching and other science-related businesses.

Admission requirements

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus:

The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven regional campuses of Kent State University.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students:

All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score, minimum 48 PTE score or minimum 100 DET score; or by completing the ESL level 112 Intensive Program.

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Program content

Semester One

  • Biological Foundations (KBS) (KLAB)
  • General Chemistry I (KBS)
  • General Chemistry I Laboratory (KBS) (KLAB)
  • Algebra for Calculus (KMCR)
  • Seminar in Neuroscience
  • Destination Kent State: First Year Experience

Semester Two

  • Cell Biology
  • General Chemistry II (KBS)
  • General Chemistry II Laboratory (KBS) (KLAB)
  • General Psychology (DIVD) (KSS)

Kent Core Requirements

Semester Three

  • Elements of Genetics
  • Neuroscience I
  • Quantitative Methods in Psychology I

Foreign Language Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Four

  • Neuroscience II
  • Experimental Methods in Neuroscience
  • Research Methods in Psychology (ELR)

Foreign Language Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Five

Neuroscience Electives

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Six

  • Writing in the Biological Sciences (WIC) or Research Writing in Psychology (WIC) or Writing in Psychology (WIC)

Neuroscience Electives

Kent Core Requirement

General Elective

Semester Seven

Neuroscience Electives

General Elective

Semester Eight

Neuroscience Electives

General Electives

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university's website for more information.



  • Tuition fees for Ohio residents: $11,587 USD per year
  • Tuition fees for residents of other states and international students: $20,463 USD per year


Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental principles of neuroscience.
  • Acquire fundamental skills necessary for laboratory investigations into central nervous system function.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of proper experimental design, data analysis and communication of research results.
  • Demonstrate a greater knowledge and appreciation of the role neuroscience plays in societal issues, such as those related to neurological disorders, mental health, medicine and human and animal behavior.

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Kent State University

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Kent State University

800 E Summit St
44242 Kent Ohio
United States of America

Phone no: +1 330-672-7980

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