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Neuroscience Majors

What are you going to do with your major?

Remember, a liberal arts degree opens a vast array of career choicesand opportunities. Your degree has prepared you to approach problemsanalytically, think critically about ideas, research, organize yourthoughts and write about your findings. Your only limitation isthinking that you are only qualified for the traditional jobs in aselected major.

“Genetics iscrude, but neuroscience goes directly to work on the brain, and themind follows.”
Leon Kass

The followingresources are available in the Career Center’s Resource Library (SeegersUnion, lower level). The locations of these books are next to thetitle with the section number:
  • Becoming an Interior Designer- Christine Piotrowski  ARTS
  • 200 Best Jobs for College Graduates-Michael Farr  EXPLORE
  • Professional Careers Sourcebook- Kathleen Savage  EXPLORE
  • Careers in Biotech and Pharmaceuticals-WetFeet Insider GuideESHT
  • Careers in Science- Thomas Easton ESHT
  • From Biotech to Hollywood- Kathleen SavageESHT
  • Top 100 Health-Care Careers- Dr. Saul Wischnitzer and Edith Wischnitzer  ESHT
Other Career Center resources:
  • This Handout available on theCareer Center website or in the Career Center Resource Library.

  • What Can I Do With a This Major? Additional Information and Links are available at:

  • Muhlenberg Career Network, a databaseaccessible from the career library computer that provides contactinformation for Muhlenberg alumni who have volunteered to helpstudents with their career goals.
Examples of types of jobs held by Neuroscience majors:
  • Psychologist
  • Neurologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Neurobiologist
  • Neurochemist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Research
  • Therapist
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Physician
  • Professor
  • Public Health
  • Physical Therapist/ kinesiologist
  • Neurophilosopher

Graduate Programs:
  • Career Center:

  • The Top American Research Universities- A University of Florida Publication (GRAD 21)
    Graduate Programs in Biology 2004- A Peterson’s Guide (GRAD 39)
    Gradate Programs in the Health Professions- A Peterson’s Guide (GRAD 42)
    Peterson’s Guide to Graduate Programs in the Biological Sciences (GRAD 15)
    Graduate Programs in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (GRAD 16)

  • Faculty Resources:
    Advisors in the Muhlenberg Neuroscience Department are excellent resources to find out professions in the neuroscience field and other careers pursued by neuroscience majors. In addition, advisors are willing to explore graduate school opportunities and options.
National Associations:
  Neuroscience Quarterly
    The Neuroscience Quarterly from the Society for Neuroscience contains society announcements, positions available, and information about future meetings related to neuroscience. Back issues are also available.
  The Journal of Neuroscience Online
    A web-basedjournal addressing current findings on a variety of topics withinthe field of neuroscience.  Editors are experts in the field.
  Research and Training Opportunities at NIH
    Research andtraining opportunities at the National Institutes of Health, adepartment of the U.S. department of Health and Human Services. Information on internships, fellowships, and research opportunitiesare available on this site.
  The Science Professionals Network

Search forscience careers on this site according to location and type of job. Also contains information about career development..

  The National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant Proposal Guide
    The sitecontains everything you need for preparing a grant application tothe National Science Foundation.
  Foundations of Neurobiology
    Great resourceto research jobs, internships, possible career paths, and morehelpful links.
  The International Behavioral Neuroscience Society
    Formed toencourage research and education in the field of neuroscience.
  The American Society for Neurochemistry
    Containsinformation about jobs, history, and news relating to neuroscience.
  The Neurosciences Institute
    An independentscientific research organization dedicated to furthering knowledgeof the biological bases of brain function.
  The Society for Neuroscience
    A non-profitmembership organization of scientists and physicians dedicated tothe study of the brain and the nervous system, and is currently thelargest organization of its kind.  Contains a great deal ofinformation about research, funding and various studies related toneuroscience.
  The Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology
    Interdisciplinary scientific organization dedicated to the study ofhormonal processes and neuroendocrine systems that regulatebehavior.
  The Cognitive Neuroscience Society
    Committed to thedevelopment of mind and brain research.
  Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
     Informationabout student travel awards, newsletters, and neuroscienceeducation.
  Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
    Providesinformation about the benefits of brain research.  A division of theDana Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation concerned withscience, health and education.

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Last Revised March 25, 2008
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