To date, we’ve asked 87 current and past neuroscience and related studies students about their happiness with their degree. Turns out, they rate it average.

Choosing a degree to pursue is not a quick and easy task.

To help you reach the decision that is right for you, we asked students who have pursued a neuroscience and related studies degree to respond to questions concerning five dimensions of the educational track they chose:

  • Course material: Were they interested in the material they learned?
  • Intellectual fulfillment: Did they find the coursework intellectually stimulating?
  • Job prospects: Did they leave the program with job opportunities?
  • Personality: Was the degree a good fit for their personality?
  • Overall fit: Were they happy with the program overall?

We examined their responses and combined the rankings to give us an average satisfaction score across all students. This doesn't necessarily reflect how satisfied you would be with a neuroscience and related studies degree, but it’s a starting point to help you evaluate your options.

How satisfied are neuroscience and related studies students compared to other degrees?

Overall, neuroscience and related studies students rate their satisfaction with their degree a 3.3 out of 5. This is standard compared to other degrees which average a rating of 3.28 across all degrees. For context, neuroscience and related studies students rate their happiness similarly to students in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Economics and Early Childhood Education.

Here are other degrees that have a similar satisfaction rating to neuroscience and related studies

DegreeAvg Grad SalarySatisfaction
Zoology and Related Animal Studies$53,481
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics$62,349
Human Development$42,310
Economics$103,350
Neuroscience and Related Studies$51,849
Biological and Biomedical Sciences$64,778
Early Childhood Education$40,883
Communication and Media Studies, Other$67,528
Security and Protective Services$69,907
Medical and Health-Related Studies$62,113

Let's break that down further.

Are neuroscience and related studies students satisfied with what they’re learning?

We asked students about their satisfaction with their course material and overall intellectual fulfillment. Here’s what they said:

We asked graduates how interesting they found the course material to be. Their response was:
4.0 out of 5 stars
103 ratings
5 stars
37%
4 stars
39%
3 stars
15%
2 stars
6%
1 stars
2%
We asked graduates how intellectually fulfilling they found the degree. Their response was:
4.1 out of 5 stars
104 ratings
5 stars
47%
4 stars
28%
3 stars
14%
2 stars
7%
1 stars
2%

These ratings are meant to give you an indication about what other people enrolled in neuroscience and related studies experienced. While their input is useful, keep in mind that different people have had vastly different experiences, all of which were impacted by their personal motivations, professors, and specific curriculum. Always keep your own goals at the center of your decision-making process when it comes to something as significant as your education.

Did neuroscience and related studies graduates leave school with good job prospects?

Of course, working towards a degree is also about pursuing your desired career. Here’s what neuroscience and related studies grads had to say about their job prospects:

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their job prospects. Their response was:
2.9 out of 5 stars
101 ratings
5 stars
14%
4 stars
24%
3 stars
22%
2 stars
18%
1 stars
20%

These responses represent a wide range of opinions. Things like extracurricular activities, internships and work placements can set you up for success after graduation.

Were neuroscience and related studies students happy with their degree overall?

This rating takes into account all factors: how demanding the program is, whether graduates felt it was worthwhile, and how fulfilling they found their educational experience.

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their degree as a whole. Their response was:
3.3 out of 5 stars
87 ratings
5 stars
16%
4 stars
28%
3 stars
29%
2 stars
14%
1 stars
10%

As you consider this information and input from others, remember above all that your choice should be based on your interests, goals, passions, and abilities. Consider the future and give yourself time. If you’re feeling unsure, click here to take our career assessment and see what path could be right for you.

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