Bachelor in Neuroscience


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Program Description

Scholarships up to USD 25,000 for International Students

Moravian College offers an International Student Merit Award based primarily on academic achievement: grades, the strength of your academic program, your TOEFL or IELTS scores, and your SAT scores if submitted.
Please contact the Executive Director of International Enrollment via the inquiry form on this page for more information regarding the International Student Merit Award.

Neuroscience represents a relatively new but rapidly expanding area of study that brings together a variety of disciplines to explore the development, structure, functional activities, and behavioral consequences of the nervous system. Some areas addressed through the study of neuroscience include cognition, the neurobiology of aging, developmental neurobiology, and the effects of neuropharmacology on behavior. New research findings focus on evolving concepts in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, neural stem cell research, biochemical basis of thinking and learning, and behavior.

The neuroscience major emphasizes a collaborative multidisciplinary approach to understanding the intricate neural mechanisms underlying human and animal behavior. Students will experience a diverse, yet integrated education focused on the relationship between biology and behavior from the introductory to advanced courses of study. Three areas of neuroscience emphasis have been developed, but all majors would have a common core of courses.

Students considering postgraduate careers in neuroscience, experimental psychology, neuropsychology, pharmaceutical research, education, law, and medicine are encouraged to pursue this major field of study.

The objectives of this major are to:

  • Offer a strong interdisciplinary approach to the study of neuroscience.
  • Provide sufficient opportunities for students to pursue coursework in one of three areas of neuroscience: cellular neurobiology, behavioral neuroscience, and cognitive neuroscience.
  • Develop liberally educated neuroscience majors who will pursue higher education in this or a related field of study.
  • Offer a number of interesting and valuable research opportunities for these majors (independent study, field study, and honors projects).
  • Encourage students to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills through this interdisciplinary experience.
  • Address the demand for future neuroscientists, neurologists, and neuroscience educators to attend to the numerous disorders/diseases affecting the nervous system, learning disorders, and disease processes that develop throughout aging within our population.

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Admission Requirements

First-year international students are required to submit the following:

  1. Moravian College online application or the Common Application. (You may submit an online application free of charge)
  2. Official secondary school academic records. (original and certified translations)
  3. Official Test Scores (SAT or ACT.) If English is not your native language, you must submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing Scores) scores, and this is required of all freshmen applicants. Requirements may be waived for transfer students contingent on college or university transcripts. Please note that Moravian College does not offer an English as a Second Language (ESL) program.
  4. "Certification of Finances" form that confirms that you and your sponsor understand the total cost of education, and there are adequate funds to cover your educational expenses under normal conditions through the full program.
  5. A letter from a bank official or bank statement must accompany all figures indicated on the "Certification of Finances" form for verification. However, all documents must be dated within 6 months of application.
  6. Proof of Financial Support. The student must prove that they have at least the equivalent of $59,664.00 (US) readily available to them for educational expenses. The monies can be in any country and in any currency. Acceptable sources of financial resources are saving accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit. If Moravian awards you a merit scholarship, you may deduct the amount of the scholarship from the total of $59,664.00 (US).
  7. A letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor.
  8. A personal statement or essay.
  9. To be considered for acceptance at Moravian College, applicants should have a grade point of average of a 3.0 (80% out of 100,) and an IELTS score of 5 or above or a TOEFL score of 80 or above.
Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

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Moravian College sits at the intersection of historic and history-making. As the 6th oldest university in America, we’ve earned our reputation as an eye-opening and a world-changing place to learn and explore. Plus, we’re ranked among the “best colleges in the U.S.” and the “best college campuses in PA.” Read less