B.S. in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience


The B.S. program is designed to provide you with a foundational understanding of the brain and the nervous system. Our interdisciplinary approach will provide you with knowledge in areas such as nervous system diseases and current therapeutic strategies, the cellular molecular biology of the nervous system, cognition and behavior. You’ll have the opportunity to gain experience with a multitude of experimental approaches and techniques used to solve unanswered questions in the field of neuroscience.

There are three major options available for the B.S. degree:

  • a major in Clinical Neuroscience from the College of Health Sciences,
  • a major in Molecular Neuroscience from the College of Environment and Life Sciences, and
  • a major in Neuropharmacology from the College of Pharmacy.

The option for different majors is unique and makes URI truly distinct when it comes to undergraduate neuroscience education. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows you access to a broad range of faculty with expertise in neuroscience research across the campus and the George and Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience.


Students who graduate with a B.S. in interdisciplinary neuroscience have an ever-growing choice of career options. These include graduate school in neuroscience, medical school, graduate programs in allied health professions; research positions in academic, government, biotech or pharmaceutical laboratories; and a variety of professional opportunities in science education, science writing, data science, and health care.