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New minor in neuroscience to begin fall 2018

The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences is introducing a neuroscience minor to meet the demands of current and prospective students interested in this rapidly growing field. The program provides a foundational understanding of the structure and function of the brain and nervous system. TU will begin offering the minor in the fall of 2018.

Learn more about the Department of Biological Science or the Department of Chemistry of Biochemistry.

The interdisciplinary minor is a collaboration between multiple departments in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and the Kendall College of Arts and Sciences. The curriculum will require 22 credit hours or seven classes in the biological science, biochemistry, psychology and computer science programs. Enrollment is open to students in all colleges and is especially ideal for those considering graduate study in neuroscience or careers in medicine, psychology, occupational therapy and artificial intelligence.

neuroscience minor“The study of neuroscience is popular among undergraduates who have asked about a program like this for several years,” says Professor Estelle Levetin, Department of Biological Science Chairperson. “The potential for a successful career is much higher in neuroscience than in other disciplines, and job opportunities are expected to continue expanding within the next few years.”

According to the educational data site startclass.com, the average salary for neuroscience degree graduates is $103,000, and neuroscience professionals experience an average unemployment rate of only 3 percent.

To learn more about TU’s neuroscience minor, contact Professor Levetin at 918-631-2764, estelle-levetin@utulsa.edu or Dale Teeters, Department Chairperson of Chemistry and Biochemistry at 918-631-3147, dale-teeters@utulsa.edu.