Neuropharmacology

Neuropharmacology Studies is a major program that focuses on the scientific study of drugs that modify the function of the brain and central nervous system, the effects of such drugs on health, disease, perception, motor action, and behavior, and the development of countermeasures and treatment therapies.

A major program in Neuropharmacology Studies will likely include courses in neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, behavioral neuroscience, neurobiochemistry, neuropathology, the mechanisms of brain function, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, and studies of specific drugs and drug therapies.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Neuropharmacology Studies (use the College Search feature and enter " Neuropharmacology Studies " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Neuropharmacology Studies?

Typically, an advanced degree is required for a career in the field of Neuropharmacology.  You likely can choose from a career in academia or research.  As well, you may work on a research team, postsecondary school instructor or a food scientist who studies how consumed food chemicals affect brain function.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Neuropharmacology Studies:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

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