NEUROSCIENCE is the study of the brain, from behavior to emotion to thought. There is a huge explosion of research in neuroscience. It’s a big frontier for new discoveries because of the wealth of new research techniques and the resulting new data. Available as a major or minor program of study.

The Neuroscience Department

Information about our faculty, graduate study, career outcomes, getting involved and more.

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Imagine Studying…

the mechanisms by which the nervous system supports higher mental functions in “Cognitive Neuroscience.”


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Get on the fast track to a BSN or MD with Drew’s combined degree programs with Drexel University and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

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Piece of Mind

Neuroscience is an outstanding background for medical school. Many medical schools are looking for students with grounding in humanities and social science so they can treat patients as whole individuals in complex communities.

Our alumni have gone on to grad school at Johns Hopkins, Albert Einstein Medical School, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Maryland. Others teach, work in the pharmaceutical industry and are even doing neuroeconomics for marketing, studying subconscious mechanics that influence consumer choices.

It was a crazy hands-on experience—we did brain surgery on a rat. We had an animal that was alive, and at the end of the day, it was still alive. It was scary and wonderful. ”
Melissa Lewinsky C’12
on Systems Neuroscience


The Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE) at Drew University will offer you unique opportunities to engage in undergraduate research under the supervision of retired industrial scientists. Experiential learning at its finest, RISE projects cover topic areas, including drug discovery, industrial microbiology, mathematics and more.

Select students are even awarded and recognized by country's most respected industry thought leaders. RISE student Tharani Theivakumar won a cash prize from the New Jersey chapter of the American Chemical Society for her presentation on anti-tumor agents. Two more RISE students recently landed Goldwater Scholarships, the premiere U.S. scholarship for undergraduates majoring in math, science and engineering.

Class of 2016 Outcomes

Neuroscience majors in the Class of 2016 are already getting to work and to grad school. Here is a sampling of where some of our graduates are right now:
• Patient Care Technician at Morristown Medical Center
• Pursuing PhD in Biology at Temple University
• Technician at Columbia University