Freshman

Course Selection

  • PSYC 2010
  • MATH 1610
  • CHEM 1030/31
  • CHEM 1040/41
  • BIOL 1020/21
  • BIOL 1030/31

Ask for Assistance

  • Meet regularly with your academic advisor twice a year, in mid-September and in mid-February
  • Utilize Academic Support services, such as Study Partners, Supplemental instruction, and Academic Coaching
  • Don’t be shy...visit your instructors during office hours and ask questions if you need clarification on something in class
  • Visit Pre-professional Advisor in COSAM if you plan to apply to medical school

Tichenor Hall

Gain Experience

  • Identify potential research opportunities
  • Use LinkedIn to identify past graduates in your major
  • Contact them to set up informational interviews and shadowing opportunities to gain further understanding of your major in the world of work

Get Involved

  • If pursuing medical school meet with pre-med advisor to determine involvement opportunities
  • Psi Chi is the International National Honor Society in Psychology and is a great way to look for potential research opportunities and meet people in your major with similar interests

Sophomore

Course Selection

  • LBAR 2010
  • PSYC 2130
  • CHEM 2070/71
  • CHEM 2080/81
  • PHYS 1500
  • PHYS 1510
  • PSYC 3530
  • PSYC 3510
  • PSYC 3540
  • PSYC 3620
  • PHIL 1030

Ask for Assistance

  • Visit the University Career Center and develop a plan for after graduation
  • Consider job shadowing and interviewing professionals working in careers that interest you
  • Research potential employers in your chosen field
  • Meet with the Psychology advisor to discuss future plans
  • Prep for the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)

Gain Experience

  • This is the perfect time to obtain a shadowing experience
  • Conduct an informational interview
  • Reach out to faculty members about research opportunities in psychology labs

Get Involved

  • SONA is the system used by Auburn University to sign up for research studies which are a great way to get involved
  • Additional opportunities are also offered by the department

Junior

Course Selection

  • PSYC 3520
  • BIOL 3000/01
  • Approved Major Electives

Ask for Assistance

  • Take the GRE
  • Visit campuses of graduate schools
  • Create a plan to include important deadlines for applications
  • Ask for letters of recommendations
  • Begin working on your CV

Gain Experience

Get Involved

  • The American Psychological Association (APA) is one of the major professional bodies of the field of psychology, and if you haven’t already, consider obtaining student membership to stay current in field developments and networking opportunities

Senior

Course Selection

  • BIOL 4100/01
  • PSYC 5620
  • Approved Major Electives

Ask for Assistance

  • Begin narrowing  graduate school options
  • Ask University Career Center for help in preparing your curriculum vitae (CV) and statement of intent.
  • Develop statement of intent
  • Keep as many options open as possible

Gain Experience

  • Continue to gain research experience

Get Involved

  • Pursue a leadership role in at least one of the organizations in which you are involved

General Information

Entry into the applicant pool for many positions in the field of neuroscience requires some form of advanced education. Masters level work in may be sufficient for some careers, but a Ph.D. or M.D. may be needed to pursue more specialized training.

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Interests

Holland's Code: ISE

  • Investigative
  • Social
  • Enterprising
  • Personality

    Most common* Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality types found in this major, in no particular order:

    • ESFP
    • ESFJ
    • ISFJ
    • ENTP
    • INTJ
    • INTP

    *Every MBTI type is found in every major, these are the most highly concentrated

    Values

    • Relationships
    • Independence
    • Working Conditions
    • Achievement

    Skills

    • Social Perceptiveness
    • Active Listening
    • Critical Thinking

    Job and Internship Opportunities

    RSS Sample of Positions Currently Listed on Handshake Hiring Neuroscience Majors

    Meet Your Career Contacts

    University Career Center Liaison

    Tasheila Williams-Townsend, EdS

    Interim Associate Director, Career Development

    tjw0024@auburn.edu

    Make an Appointment

    Last modified: September 30, 2021