Outside the Classroom

Research with our experts

As a Neuroscience major, you are invited to work alongside our esteemed faculty members and participate in cutting-edge scientific research. Mercer University’s Biology and Psychology faculty members actively contribute to advancements in neuroscience and through a variety of research projects and regularly present their findings at professional conferences or in publications.

When you participate in faculty group research, you will gain practical experience in research methods, writing, and presentation skills. You will also see how academics and scientists interact and exchange ideas with one another. Undergraduates often present papers at conferences, author or co-author articles for publication, and author or co-author chapters for academic books. Previous neuroscience research projects explored topics such as:

  • Sex Differences in Response to Various Drugs
  • Effects of Environmental Toxin on Development
  • Animal Cognition, Social Interaction, and Play Behavior

Undergraduate research experience is a highly-desirable quality when applying to graduate programs in Biology, Psychology, or Neuroscience.

Mercer Neuroscience Organization

The Mercer Neuroscience Organization is a student-led club dedicated to fostering communication among neuroscience majors, and to help you plan for the future. The club also connects classroom discussions to real-world applications, reaching out to the Middle Georgia community and informing students about prevalent neurological disorders.

Postgraduate opportunities

When you graduate with a Neuroscience major from Mercer University, you will be equipped to take your next step to a successful career in the sciences. Our rigorous coursework, laboratory experiences, and research opportunities prepare you for the challenges you will face in the workforce or graduate program. Some career paths our graduates pursue include:

  • Education
  • Law
  • Medical administration
  • Neurology
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychiatry

Many of our Neuroscience majors choose to enroll in a graduate program after graduation. Undergraduate research is crucial to be accepted into many graduate schools, and you will have numerous opportunities to work alongside our faculty to conduct and present groundbreaking research. Our faculty can help you find the right program to shape your career goals — contact us today.