Meet My Major: Neuroscience

Recorded Tuesday, April 20 at 09:00 PM

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Yale University

New Haven, CT

Join Hale for another installment of Meet My Major! In this episode, Hale will be going over the ins and outs of what it’s like to major in neuroscience, including his favorite things about the major and things he didn't know before taking it. He’ll also be going over the core requirements, typical course material, and skills you can expect to gain from studying neuroscience.

It’s not rocket science, but it is brain surgery — so stop by for a bit to ask a few questions or stick around the whole hour to learn how you can navigate the neuroscience major.

School information

Yale University

New Haven, CT
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Undergrad College: Yale University '21

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11:52@Miguel_Angel:How different is it from psychology or related fields?
12:31@Miguel_Angel:Could it be a good pre-med major?
12:53@amallios:How would you briefly explain neuroscience to someone with no background?
19:26@anonymous:What classes are you required to take?
19:46@anonymous:how long is schooling for a degree in neuroscience
20:10@sosi:is it exciting major? I mean are there cool researches and experiments?
20:57@alitton22:What classes have you enjoyed most, personally? How have these classes influenced what you chose to do your theses on?
21:46@Miguel_Angel:Do you use a lot of technology? (Like brain-imaging)
34:24@Jasmine03_:What types of jobs could a neuroscience major be most useful for?
34:33@anonymous:Is it a good major for pursuing psychiatry? What are some careers that can follow this major?
34:46@Studen:Sorry, missed initial discussion / could you please share again your view on "could it be a good pre-med major", is Yale neuroscience program given exposure to hospital and med school
36:02@anonymous:Is there any other major to become neurosurgeon?
36:39@anonymous:Is there a philosophical branch in Neuroscience?
37:45@anonymous:What if I major in Neuroscience and plan to go to medical school but do not receive admission? What jobs can I do with a Neuroscience degree? Isn't Biomedical Engineering / Bioengineering a better and safer major that has most of the medical school prerequisites and provides an excellent path if medical school is not achieved? My ultimate goal is medical school.
38:39@Miguel_Angel:Does the neuroscience major cover the pre-requisites for medical school?
39:48@Studen:do medical schools have preferences for majors coming in - biology or neuroscience
40:33@anonymous:Doing major in neuroscience in same school which has medical school reduces a year of become doctor ?
41:00@Studen:are there startups coming for campus placements for undergrad neuroscience majors
41:50@Miguel_Angel:What high school classes would you recommend taking prior to college?
43:07@Miguel_Angel:Would you recommend BS or BA?
44:09@amallios:When did you realize you wanted to major in neuroscience?
46:50@anonymous:Do you have more chance to get in medical school in which you do undergraduate ?
47:16@amallios:Do we have to know what we want to do in life during our high school career? I am only a freshman at the moment, yet still feel pressured to know what I want to do for a career.
48:24@Studen:oh, which med school are you going to? does Yale give preference to their own undergrads
48:58@anonymous: I know you are not a BME major, but you are an Ivy league student. How can I best manage my time? What are your tips to a more effective daily routine? (General Question)
50:21@amallios:Would you say that a neuroscience major is more challenging than others? I know this varies, but just a general idea.
51:37@amallios:Does neuroscience incorporate a lot of math?
52:33@ltrieu17:What are some neuroscience opportunities that you experienced at Yale?
53:01@Miguel_Angel:Do you work directly with people?
53:56@Studen:For Yale Neuroscience program, what is the required GPA and what are other requirements ...specifically for Yale - do they like many extra curricular or focused GPA with solid SAT i presume it is a tough program to get into....what were your extra curriculars, can u give some advice please,
55:05@amallios:Are there any colleges that excel in neuroscience? Will future jobs care which college you go to?
57:34@amallios:Are neuroscience majors competitive? Will you always get your major? If not, what happens if you dont get it?
58:14@Studen:Does Statistics help
58:53@Studen: in junior high school year, we have option of taking combination of psychology + Statistics or go for AP Biology
59:51@amallios:Did you have any extracurriculars in high school that related to neuroscience? What happens if you go in as an undecided major and dont have a distinguished science spike? Is this okay?
60:53@Miguel_Angel:What is the thing that you like the most and the least about neuroscience?
62:56@alitton22:What do you define as a “background in neuroscience”?
65:49@anonymous:I am interested in both neuroscience and genetics. Do those overlap at all in an neuroscience major?


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