Neuroscience Program at George Mason University (Mason)

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Neuroscience Program

The neuroscience degree program at George Mason University prepares students seeking a future in neurological fields, such as neurologists, neuroscientists, psychophysicist, and more. The neuroscience degree program instructs students in the scientific study of molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Course focus includes instruction in brain science, molecular and cellular neuroscience, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer neuroscience program.

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Students Enrolled in the Neuroscience Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Mason has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree54
Doctorate Degree6

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male17
Female43

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian23
Black4
Hispanic7
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders1
White18
Multiple Races1
Unknown6

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Neuroscience program at Mason, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Natural Sciences Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 2
    • Average Hourly Rate: $65.09
    • Average Annual Salary: $135390

Molecular and Cellular Biologists

Description

Research and study cellular molecules and organelles to understand cell function and organization.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, molecular and cellular biologists employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -0.4% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 800
    • Average Hourly Rate: $47.83
    • Average Annual Salary: $99480

Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Neuroscience Programs in Virginia

Neuroscience programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Randolph - Macon College

Ashland, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Neuroscience (B)

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Neuroscience (D)

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Neuroscience (D)

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 68 students completed this program

Programs

  • Neuroscience (B)

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 21 students completed this program

Programs

  • Neuroscience (B)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
68.87%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
71%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
16:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
50

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,093