Neuroscience FAQs

Do I really need a degree to work in Neuroscience?

Although not every job opportunity available to Neuroscience grads requires a degree, the vast majority of them do. You may need a degree to actually get hired, and having a degree in Neuroscience provides a massive advantage in earning potential and salary. People with a bachelor’s degree also have a 50% lower rate of unemployment, and on average they make an additional $630,000 to $900,000 over their lifetime, even more in high growth fields like this one.

Was this program really created with corporate partners?

Yes! The only way to make sure our program gives you the skills you need to get hired and teaches you to work through real-world problems that actually matter is to partner with the people out there who are actually doing it. Our collaboration with Fortune 500 companies and subject matter experts means that their multi-billion-dollar expertise is reflected in everything you’ll study here.

What will my career look like?

Neuroscience is huge, and our graduates can use their coveted skills to secure many different kinds of high-growth employment. If the idea of working in brain research is appealing, you may wish to pursue a career as a neuroscientist. If you’ve always been inclined toward helping others, you may want to work toward being a therapist or a medical doctor (this is an awesome degree path for pre-meds!). As a Neuroscience grad, the high-paying possibilities available to you across industries are essentially endless.

What is a flipped classroom?

A flipped classroom is one where the focus is not on lectures, but on discussion, projects, and problem-solving. Students in flipped classrooms get the chance for more instructor feedback, and as a result have been found to learn much, much faster.

How do I know if I’m interested in this major?

If you are interested in the human brain, if you have a burning curiosity for how things work, if you are looking for a degree that opens a ton of doors to different high-growth careers, if you want to have a job that never gets boring, and if you want to gain a skill set that makes you more and more valuable as your career progresses, you should consider this major.

What does optional synchronous mean?

Flexibility. Optional Synchronous means our Neuroscience courses can be attended together at one time with other students, or on your own schedule. Many students prefer the learning that comes with live interactions, while other students love the flexibility of doing them whenever they fit into their schedule.

Who will be in my class?

This major is part of an exclusive partnership between Wittenberg University and Rize Education, which means you’ll be learning with students from your campus, as well as students from a selective consortium of schools across the country. The goal is to help you begin building a national network of people in your industry before you’ve even graduated.

Do Neuroscience grads need to work as neuroscientists?

Although working as a neuroscientist is a great option for grads, many will choose to pursue alternative paths, including being a therapist, lab technician, or medical doctor. Rest assured that this major will leave you with loads of awesome, lucrative options!

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