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Neuroscience vs Psychology major for undergrad: what's the difference?

I'm super interested in the brain and behavior, and I'm trying to decide between majoring in neuroscience and psychology. What are the core differences in what you study and research opportunities? Also, how might this choice affect my grad school plans if I want to keep focusing on the brain?

7 months ago

Hi there! Delving into neuroscience and psychology is a great way to explore your interest in the brain and behavior. Essentially, neuroscience focuses more heavily on the biological and chemical processes in the brain, often involving more lab work and scientific research. You might find yourself studying things like neuroanatomy, molecular biology, and neuropharmacology. Psychology, on the other hand, is broader and can include studying the brain, but it also encompasses the study of mind and behavior, social processes, and mental health.

Research opportunities might include social sciences methods, statistical analysis, and theoretical work. When it comes to grad school, a neuroscience undergraduate degree might prepare you for more specialized programs focused on brain research, while psychology provides a wide base for various graduate programs in mental health, clinical psychology, research, and more. Whichever you choose, make sure it aligns with your interests and career objectives!

7 months ago

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