Why study neuroscience?

The neuroscience major at Augustana University is an interdisciplinary program that fosters understanding of the brain and mind.

  • Students use multiple disciplinary approaches to examine the societal, ethical and cultural implications of neuroscience. 

  • Through experiences in classes, laboratories — including the use of one of only a few known Anatomage Virtual Cadavers in the region — and in the field, students develop critical skills required for employment in related industries or admission into graduate programs. 

Virtual Cadaver Table

Academics at AU

Course Descriptions



Neuroscience Major


Careers in neuroscience include laboratory technician, research assistant, health educator, pharmaceuticals, clinical psychologist, neurosurgeon, medical writer, biostatistician and neurologist.  

Hands-On Learning

Internship opportunities include:

  • Avera Health

  • Sanford Health

  • Vance Thompson Vision

Courses & Organizations

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the program, students can pursue other majors that contribute to their neuroscience major, such as biochemistry, biologycomputer science & software engineering, philosophy and religion. The neuroscience program is designed to pair well with health care-focused pre-professional programs. 


Students often participate in:

  • Augie Women in STEM

  • Biology Club

  • Medical Humanities Club

  • Neuroscience Club

  • Pre-Med Club