Behavioral Neuroscience, also known as biological psychology, biopsychology, or psychobiology is the application of the principles of biology to the study of physiological, genetic, and developmental mechanisms of behavior in humans and other animals. Combining diverse subjects such as psychology, biology, genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, and mathematics, neuroscience offers students with a broad interest in many disciplines of science a place to develop their understanding of many fields of study. The neuroscience major is also popular with students pursuing careers in areas including (but not limited to): medicine, research, clinical psychology, and pharmaceuticals. Department Website

Job Titles

Account ManagerAssistant Professor *Associate Researcher
Attorney *BiostatisticianChiropractor *
Client Engagement ManagerClinical Psychologist *Clinical Trials Manager
Data AnalystDentist*Fitness Instructor
Laboratory TechnicianMarket Research AnalystOptometrist *
 Peace Corp VolunteerPhysician *Physician’s Assistant *
Registered Nurse *Regulatory Compliance SpecialistResearch Assistant
Research ScientistResidential CounselorScience Teacher
Study CoordinatorTechnical Assistant

Positions that require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by a (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including co-op and internships.

Employers

This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
Apex NeuroBoston Children’s HospitalBrigham and Women’s
Commonwealth SciencesConfer HealthGuidepoint Global, LLC
Harvard Medical SchoolNovartis Institute for Biomedical ResearchHospital Partners Healthcare
Inc PfizerSiemen’s Healthineer’s  Teach for America

Industries

This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major:
Biotechnology Medical Devices Government Non-ProfitHealthcare PharmaceuticalsHigher Education Scientific Research
K-12 Education Staffing Services

Internships and Co-ops

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities:

  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Patient Coordinator
  • Project Coordinator
  • Research Assistant
  • Reseach Coordinator
  • Research Technician
  • Residential Counselor
  • Teaching Assistant

Use NUcareersSimplyHired.com, Indeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings.

For more information, please visit the department’s website. Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information

Resources

Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

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Campus Organizations & Activities

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Professional Association

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media page for more information on how to leverage your social media network