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Neuroscience at Providence College

Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary study of the structure and function of the nervous system. As a neuroscience major at PC, students use multiple approaches and perspectives to think critically, creatively, and flexibly about the nature of intelligent life and definitions of the mind and brain.

Neuroscience majors enter careers in medicine, industry jobs (e.g. biomedical, pharmaceutical companies), physical therapy, occupational therapy, substance abuse and mental health counseling, and clinical psychology and neuropsychology. Others will go on to earn their master’s or Ph.D.s, where they can contribute to science that answer questions about the biological bases and treatments for neurological and psychiatric illnesses, such as traumatic brain injury, drug addiction, and dementia.


Dr. Victoria Templer
Neuroscience Program Director / Associate Professor of Psychology
Science Building 0105

401.865.1214 additional contacts
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Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

The Neuroscience curriculum begins with foundational courses in biology and psychology. Additional core courses are designed to facilitate student development of neuroscience concepts during or after the foundational courses are completed. Students can focus their studies in specific areas (approaches), which include cell/molecular and behavioral, and gain an even more focused understanding of topical neuroscience areas (perspectives) by taking courses in areas that include biochemical and physical, computational, and philosophical and historical. Faculty advisors will guide students in course selection to ensure breadth and depth appropriate for student interests and future career goals.

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more information about neuroscience


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Present a poster at the PC Annual Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity.

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Conduct hands-on research in the Providence College Affective Neuroscience lab.

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Apply for an undergraduate research grant of up to $2,500.


Stem cells and superstitions. Alzheimer’s and ant colonies. Traumatic brain injury and treatment of HIV. These are just a few of the many areas that Neuroscience faculty specialize in — exposing students to quality research opportunities as undergraduates.




Laboratory alumni have gone on to some of the finest doctoral and medical school programs in the country, including Cornell University, UCLA, UCONN School of Medicine, and Brown University, and work at some of the most well-respected labs in the country at MIT, Harvard, and Women’s & Brigham Hospital, to name a few.


of 2018-2022 neuroscience graduates are employed and/or attending graduate school


are employed only


are attending school only


are employed and attending school

Due to rounding, some totals may not correspond with the sum of the separate figures.

Selected Places of Employment/Service

Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Brown University
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dermatology Associates of Concord
Marine Biological Laboratory

Massachusetts General Hospital
McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Memory & Aging Program/Butler Hospital
Providence VA Medical Center
RI Hospital Emergency Department
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Selected Graduate Schools

Albany Medical College
Boston University
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Mt. Sinai Hospital and Medical School
New York University
Northeastern University
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Stony Brook University
Tufts University
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Wake Forest University
Weill Cornell School of Medicine


Katie Weeks

Neuroscience Administrative Coordinator
Science Building 0105A