Students in the Neuroscience Majors are trained to develop an appreciation for the breadth of knowledge that spans the array of neuroscience disciplines, including molecular, cellular, systems, behavioral, cognitive, and computational neuroscience.

At the completion of their studies, students are prepared with a sufficient depth of knowledge and abilities to prepare them for entry-level employment in a wide variety of fields, or for graduate study in neuroscience or health-related professions.


Students will acquire knowledge in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and physical sciences, and taught to appreciate the relevance of these disciplines to the life sciences.


More than 90 USC Neuroscience faculty conduct externally funded research programs in areas ranging from the molecules that determine neuronal function to the principles of human cognition and emotion. Please visit:


The USC Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) provides a highly supportive, research-intensive training experience designed to prepare students for a variety of successful careers. To learn more about NGP, please visit:

Congratulations to our USC Undergraduate Neuroscience Program End of the Year Award Recipients of 2023!


Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience and Minor in Neuroscience

The curriculum is structured to also develop the ability to communicate scientific ideas, orally and in writing, as well as scientific and experimental skills. These include the application of scientific methods, including forming hypotheses, designing experiments to test hypotheses, and collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting data.

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Director of Undergraduate Program

David McKemy

Dornsife Undergraduate Neuroscience Program Executive Committee

Professor David McKemy

Professor John Monterosso

Professor Andrew Hires

Professor Jonas Kaplan