Integrative Neuroscience

Degree Options: Major
Locations: Lincoln Center, Rose Hill
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Gain a unique multidisciplinary perspective on the field of neuroscience.

Stock illustration of nerve synapses - LGNeuroscience—the study of the nervous system—is one of the most exciting, rapidly advancing, and integrative fields in science today. Technological advances of the last 20 years have led to a dramatic rise in neuroscience research in biology, chemistry, psychology, computer science, physics—even economics. As an integrative neuroscience major at Fordham, you’ll study the intersection of these disciplines.

Our primary aim is to make you a highly competitive candidate for postgraduate study in neuroscience through our uniquely integrative program. You’ll choose from three tracks focusing on a specific aspect of neuroscience—cell and molecular, cognitive, or systems and computational—but you’ll get exposure to all of them. We want you to have multiple perspectives on this exhilarating field of study.

We also prepare you by requiring you to engage in Neuroscience research by completing an independent project during your time here. Get ready to be fascinated.

Your education will extend far beyond rigorous study of the brain and its functions. You’ll also study philosophy, theology, economics, mathematics, ethics, and the performing arts through Fordham’s common core curriculum, the centerpiece of our liberal arts education.

We want you to excel in your field—and as a human being.

Program Highlights

As an interdisciplinary program, Integrative Neuroscience requires its students to take 16 courses across three departments: Biology/Natural Science, Psychology, and Computer and Information Science. These are a mix of broad foundational courses and more specialized upper level courses. You also must participate in a research project for at least two semesters.

There are three tracks to choose from:

  • Cell and Molecular
  • Cognitive
  • Systems and Computational


Students contribute to research projects at Fordham as well as at other local institutions such as Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Mt. Sinai Medical School. We are fortunate to be located in New York City where we are surrounded by leaders in the field of neuroscience, and we look forward to expanding the opportunities available to our students in coming years.

Study Abroad

Find ways to immerse yourself in neuroscience as it’s being studied around the world through Fordham’s International and Study Abroad Program.

Sample Courses

Genetics Lab
Cell and Developmental Biology
Animal Behavior
Memory Lab
Robotics and Problem Solving
Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning

Life After Fordham

Integrative neuroscience graduates pursue advanced study in neuroscience, as well as in fields including:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Computer science

Many of our students also complete the Pre-Health Curriculum and are highly competitive candidates for professional schools in health-related fields.

Our career services tap Fordham’s ties with more than 2,600 companies. We offer:

  • postgraduation career search
  • resume development, Interviewing practice
  • networking skill development
  • hands-on case-study sessions with industry executives
  • field-specific advising/coaching

You also get access to our powerful (and Fordham-loyal) network of alumni, who want to see you succeed as they have.

Integrative Neuroscience Degree