Where biology and psychology meet

Dive into dedicated neuroscience classes and deeply connect with peers and professors making discoveries about the brain.

Are you interested in linking brain anatomy to behavior? Then a path in behavioral neuroscience is for you. Do you see yourself dissecting samples and studying how the brain works? You'll like our functional neuroscience courses.

Your interests dictate your focus, and you'll collaborate with faculty mentors who share your interests.

Your opportunities after graduation are as diverse as neuroscience itself.

Our graduates accept jobs with pharmaceutical companies, research facilities or as teachers. Some go into the medical field. Combined with our health care studies minor, you're primed for:

  • Medical school
  • Veterinary school
  • Physical therapy 
  • Speech therapy
  • Accelerated nursing programs

They also go to graduate school in neuroscience, psychology, biology or business.

Undergraduate only

You won't compete with graduate students for lab time or to work on the best projects. Our focus is you, and you'll reap the rewards. 

Everything from amnesia and animal personality to why we hoard or become addicted to drugs can be explored through neuroscience research-and is being investigated here.

Every year, we send one of the largest delegations among schools our size to the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR). Students also present at professional neuroscience conferences and win national awards for their research.

A Susquehanna education provides students with flexibility in coursework so they can conduct research, intern and study abroad. When it comes to your major, you’ll begin taking classes in your chosen program of study in your first year.  

Here are some of the courses that neuroscience majors take in their first few semesters at Susquehanna. 

  • Introduction to Neuroscience 
  • Cell Biology and Genetics 
  • Principles of Psychology 
  • General Chemistry I   

Download the current course catalog on this page to see the full list of classes and course descriptions for Susquehanna’s majors. 

Our students go on to graduate school at:

College of Mt. St. Vincent
DeSales University
Moravian College
The Pennsylvania State University
San Jose State University
University of New England
Wilkes University

James Briggs, Ph.D.

Department: Psychology
Associate Professor of Psychology

Email Address briggsj@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4388

Tammy C. Tobin, Ph.D.

Department: Biology
Professor of Biology


Margaret T. Peeler, Ph.D.

Department: Biology
Professor of Biology

Email Address mpeeler@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4207

Matthew Persons, Ph.D.

Department: Biology
Professor of Biology


Erin Rhinehart, Ph.D.

Department: Biology
Associate Professor of Biology

Email Address rhinehart@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-2008

Kathleen Bailey, Ph.D.

Department: Psychology
Associate Professor of Psychology


Jennifer Asmuth, Ph.D.

Department: Psychology
Associate Professor of Psychology

Email Address asmuth@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4713

Samuel Day, Ph.D.

Department: Psychology
Associate Professor of Psychology


Contact Us

Neuroscience Program

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Jim Briggs

Fisher Hall

Tammy Tobin

Natural Sciences Center

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