Neurobiology Major

The Major in Neurobiology melds Georgetown’s historic strength in neuroscience research with the Department of Biology’s proven ability to educate undergraduates. The Neurobiology major includes coursework and research in molecular, cellular, developmental, cognitive, and behavioral neurobiology.

Ideal for

Students interested in cell and molecular neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, and medicine


4 years


professor Thomas Coate


Faith Kean, COL ’22

“I love the Neurobiology major at Georgetown because of its fantastic faculty, exposure to research, and the overall community. It will prepare you for a career in whatever field you’d like to pursue!” 

About the Major

Given our increased understanding of the interactions between genes and experience in brain function, the study of the cells that make up the nervous system is considered one of the greatest frontiers in science today.

Students begin their studies as Biology Majors and apply to the Neurobiology major during the fall term of their second year.

Build Your Experience

The Neurobiology major is a research-intensive program. Students will have the opportunity to conduct research during the junior year by enrolling in tutorial research as well as enrolling in the RISE (Research Intensive Senior Experience) during the senior year. This research will give students the experience of conducting research in neurobiology from the molecular and cellular to the behavioral levels.

Career Paths

Graduates will be well prepared for advanced study in biological sciences, particularly neuroscience, medicine, business, or law, as well as professions in education and biotechnology.