Our New Major, Making Headlines.

Check-out a few of the media appearances our new program has made!

Take a listen to Dr. Firat Soylu as he is interviewed about the new undergraduate program: "The new educational neuroscience undergrad program at the University of Alabama"
Check out this video that aired on Fox 6 News in Tuscaloosa (and was posted to Twitter) regarding the "State's first educational neuroscience major"
Read the article featured in local news: "University of Alabama will offer state's first educational neuroscience program"

Wondering Where a Degree in Ed Neuro Can Take YOU?

After graduating from our program, we're confident you'll be qualified and ready to tackle graduate school, professional school, and more!


Lab manager, research assistant, graduate studies


Law school, medical school, business school.

Public Sector

Health systems administration, community developmental relations, non-governmental organizations.

Private Sector

Data analysis, cognitive diagnosis & assessment, educational technology & entrepreneurship


The undergraduate provides a strong scientific foundation in the first two years and culminates with instruction in a variety of specialized topics (see the curriculum below). Additionally, the program presents students with many opportunities to participate in research projects, starting in their first semester. In their junior and senior years, students take a practicum course every semester, where they will work on an independent research project under faculty supervision.

The curriculum will build on students' experiences working on different projects in their first two years and will help them develop independent research skills.

Armed with an extensive theoretical foundation and strong research skills, graduates of this program will have the chance to pursue different trajectories post-graduation. We expect some of our students to continue graduate studies either in educational neuroscience or in other related fields, while others will pursue careers in health professions, public administration, private sector, non-profits, and policy. There is also a need for teachers, administrators and policy-makers with a transdisciplinary training in educational neuroscience. Therefore, after graduation, students will also have the option to acquire a teaching certificate through one of the alternative routes to certification in a relevant field of teaching.

The new courses that will be offered under the educational neuroscience program will also be available to students in other programs in the College of Education and across campus. We are particularly interested in enhancing neuroscience literacy and overall scientific preparedness in our students.

Use the navigation pane below to view the program-of-study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Educational Neuroscience. Students will complete a total of 129 credits following the program outlined below, but please keep in mind that students will work closely with advisors to ensure adequate progress is made on the degree. Modifications may be necessary to suit each student. For more information, review the official UA Catalog here.

For applicants who are considering transferring from another major at UA or from another institution: We will start offering the advanced BEP Educational Neuroscience courses (BEP 3** & 4** courses) starting with the Fall 2021 semester.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about the undergraduate program, feel free to contact the program coordinator, Dr. Firat Soylu, at [email protected]. You can also email [email protected] with inquiries.