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Neurobiology & Neurosciences at University of Pennsylvania

If you are interested in studying neurobiology and neurosciences, you may want to check out the program at University of Pennsylvania. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

UPenn is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and approximately 26,552 students attend the school each year. Of the 3,499 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Pennsylvania in 2021, 100 of them were neurobiology and neurosciences majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Neurobiology & Neurosciences section at the bottom of this page.

UPenn Neurobiology & Neurosciences Degrees Available

  • Basic Certificate in Neurobiology (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Neurobiology
  • Doctorate Degree in Neurobiology

Online Classes Are Available at UPenn

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

For those who are interested in distance learning, UPenn does offer online courses in neurobiology for the following degree levels:

UPenn Neurobiology & Neurosciences Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the neurobiology progam at UPenn compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The neurobiology major at UPenn is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Neurobiology & Neurosciences. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Neurobiology & Neurosciences Schools 132

In 2021, 0 student received their master’s degree in neurobiology from UPenn. This is the #68 most popular school for neurobiology master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Neurobiology Graduates from UPenn Make?

The median salary of neurobiology students who receive their bachelor's degree at UPenn is $27,738. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $28,675 for all neurobiology students.


Neurobiology Student Demographics at UPenn

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the neurobiology majors at University of Pennsylvania.

UPenn Neurobiology & Neurosciences Bachelor’s Program

65% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 100 neurobiology students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from UPenn, about 35% were men and 65% were women. The typical neurobiology bachelor's degree program is made up of only 32% men. So male students are more repesented at UPenn since its program graduates 3% more men than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 15% more racial-ethnic minorities in its neurobiology bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's in neurobiology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 27
Black or African American 10
Hispanic or Latino 13
White 37
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 8

UPenn also has a doctoral program available in neurobiology. In 2021, 12 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Neurobiology Grads May Go Into

A degree in neurobiology can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for University of Pennsylvania.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Medical Scientists 7,970 $114,370
Natural Sciences Managers 4,480 $147,810
Biological Science Professors 3,250 $94,510
Biological Scientists 660 $73,550


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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