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Believe it or not, degrees in the liberal arts can actually make it easier to land a job. Each major within the School of Arts & Sciences carries with it a unique list of skill sets that more and more employers are saying they want. Across industries, employers look for a combination of skills, interests and values that match their own.

Prepared for Anything

Forget about scrolling through a list of careers those in the neuroscience field pursue. There are no rules. If you choose a major you're passionate about, you are much more likely to discover and develop your own personal skills, interests and values that ultimately, will help you find a rewarding profession.

Skills You Will Gain with a Neuroscience Concentration

    * Assessing risks
    * Conducting studies
    * Defining expected/potential results
    * Examining evidence
    * Examining components of ideas/problems
    * Categorizing data
    * Identifying problems
    * Preparing statistical results
    * Applying scientific concepts to problems
    * Evaluating effect of phenomena
    * Determining probabilities
    * Designing experiments
    * Identifying and understanding needs
    * Observing people/data/things
    * Mediating/negotiating conflicts
    * Evaluating theory and evidence
    * Presenting information effectively
    * Writing clearly
    * Gathering information
    * Offering new perspectives
    * Defining problem areas
    * Framing a research question
    * Influencing and persuading people and groups

Ready for Graduate School

Successful involvement in undergraduate level research is one of the best predictors that a student will flourish in graduate school. With a neuroscience major at Richmond, the opportunity to conduct research side-by-side with faculty gives you a head start on the graduate school experience. If you think graduate school is for you, be sure to contact a faculty mentor to get started.

Many neuroscience students at Richmond move on to Ph.D. programs at schools like Duke, University of Pittsburgh and VCU. Neuroscience graduate programs across the country are growing and the faculty at Richmond are committed to preparing their students for entrance into the most competitive programs.

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