Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

Required Neuroscience Fundamentals Courses (Core):

  

NEUR 1500Introduction to Neuroscience

3 credits

PSYC 1010Introduction to Psychology I

3 credits

PSYC 3130Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3 credits

PSYC 3140Methods of Psychological Inquiry

3 credits

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

BIOL 1750Biology II

5 credits

BIOL 2140Genetics

4 credits

Students must take one of the following sequences of natural sciences courses with labs (or their equivalents at higher levels) for a minimum of 10 credit hours in chemistry or physics:

CHEM 1140Fundamentals of College Chemistry

4 credits

CHEM 1144Fundamentals of College Chemistry Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 2210Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

4 credits

CHEM 2214Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory

1 credit

OR

PHYS 1110General Physics I with Algebra

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

PHYS 1120General Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1 credit

 

Mathematics Requirements

 

Although not required, Calculus (especially MATH 1940: Calculus for Biomedicine) is strongly recommended, and may be a prerequisite for advanced courses in neuroscience.

 

Supporting Neuroscience Elective Courses

In addition to the required core courses, 12 credit hours as a combination from the Block I and Block II lists below must be selected.  At least 3 credits must come from Block I and at least 3 credits must come from Block II. The remaining minimum of 6 credits can be taken from either Block I or II.

Block I Neuroscience Electives: Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

NEUR 4870/BIOL 8876/NEUR 8876/BIOL 4870Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

3 credits

BIOL 3020Molecular Biology of the Cell

3 credits

BIOL 4030Special Topics in Biology

1 - 3 credits

BIOL 4140/BIOL 8146Cellular Biology

4 credits

BIOL 4730/BIOL 8736Vertebrate Endocrinology

3 credits

BIOL 4740/BIOL 8746Animal Physiology

3 credits

BIOL 4850/BIOL 8856Developmental Biology

4 credits

** BIOL 4030 with a neuroscience topic

Block II Neuroscience Electives: Integrative Behavioral Neuroscience

PSYC 4210Sensation and Perception

3 credits

PSYC 4230Behavioral Neuroscience

3 credits

PSYC 4250/PHIL 3250/PSYC 8256Limits of Consciousness

3 credits

PSYC 4270/BIOL 4270/BIOL 8276/PSYC 8276Animal Behavior

3 credits

PSYC 4320/PSYC 8326/BIOL 4320/BIOL 8326Hormones & Behavior

3 credits

PSYC 4440/PSYC 8446Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4920Special Topics in Psychology

1 - 3 credits

And Either

PSYC 4070Cognitive Psychology

3 credits

Or

PSYC 4090Cognitive Neuroscience

3 credits

** PSYC 4920 with a neuroscience topic

Advanced Neuroscience Lecture and Lab Course

Students must take one lecture course (that has not already been used to satisfy the Supporting Neuroscience Elective Courses requirement) and one laboratory course.

Advanced Lecture

BIOL 4270/PSYC 4270/BIOL 8276/PSYC 8276Animal Behavior

3 credits

PSYC 4230Behavioral Neuroscience

3 credits

PSYC 4320/PSYC 8326/BIOL 4320/BIOL 8326Hormones & Behavior

3 credits

NEUR 4000/NEUR 8006Advanced Neuroscience

3 credits

Advanced Laboratory

NEUR 4200Advanced Neuroscience Laboratory

3 credits

PSYC 4234Laboratory in Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience

3 credits

BIOL 4280/PSYC 4280/BIOL 8286/PSYC 8286Laboratory Research in Biology: Animal Behavior

3 credits

Advanced Writing Course

All students are required to take an advanced writing course within their major.  For the Neuroscience major this is fulfilled with the combination of PSYC 3140 and an Advanced Laboratory course.