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Major Areas of Study: NEUROSCIENCE


The interdisciplinary neuroscience major at Muskingum University is designed for students who are interested in understanding the relations between brain function, physiological events, subjective experiences and behavior.


Student Opportunities


Recent internships for Neuroscience students include:

  • Case Western Reserve University Pharmacology program
  • University of Cincinnati Cell & Molecular Physiology program


Undergraduate research is a major component of the science program at Muskingum University. Neuroscience majors have recently performed research with Dr. Brian Bergstrom studying brain neurochemistry, specifically performing research using drugs of abuse, animal models of Parkinson's Disease, and pharmacological alteration of the dopamine neurons utilizing a cutting-edge research technique.


  • Qualified Neuroscience students may join the Muskingum University chapter of Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta, Upsilon Nu chapter), an international organization dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Since its founding in 1922, more than 175,000 people have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 430 chapters have been established throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.nrsc

Professional Activities

Faculty members take several students each year to the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. This international gathering typically draws approximately 30,000 attendants each year. (Photo at rightt: Dr. Normansell at recent conference in New Orleans, with MU Neuroscience alumni).)




After Graduation

Career Possibilities for
Neuroscience Majors:

  • Physician
  • Scientist (industrial)
  • College Professor
  • University Research Professor
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Psychiatry
  • Optometry
  • Dentistry

Recent Neuroscience graduates have enrolled in the following
advance degree programs:

Graduate Schools

  • The Ohio State University
  • Case Western University
  • Indiana University
  • University of South Florida
  • West Virginia University
  • University of Texas
  • University of Cincinnati


Medical Schools

  • Medical College of Ohio
  • The Ohio State University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • West Virginia University


Student Stories: Recent Grads

  • David Shahbodaghi ('10) is in Medical school at West Virginia University

  • Logan Almasy ('11) is pursuing a masters degree in public health at The University of Pittsburg

  • Sasha Eby ('11) is in dental school at Midwestern Univ (Chicago)

  • Kristen Fuller ('11) is in vet school at The Ohio State University

  • Jenna Parrish ('11) is pursuing a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburg

  • Lisa Sakal ('12) is enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Case Western reserve in Cleveland, OH

  • Dalton Tracey ('12) is a research biologist at WIL Research Laboratories in Ashland, OH


NEURMission Statement

Courses; Major/Minor Requirements


Dept. Web Site

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