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Degree Requirements

Neuroscience Studies

The B.S. degree in neuroscience requires 64 semester hours in biology, chemistry, and psychology, with grades of C- or better in the required major courses. The program involves 40 semester hours of required major courses that serve as the major's foundation, providing students with an understanding of the disciplines that come together to make up the field of neuroscience. In addition, the 64 semester hour total includes 12 semester hours of chemistry courses. Another 12 semester hours of upper-division electives are taken, which must include at least one course with a laboratory component. The neuroscience major capstone represents a full academic year of extended experimental investigation in collaboration with a faculty mentor. Neuroscience students will be able to complete many of their Central Curriculum requirements within the major.

40

Required Major Courses

 

4

NEUR:101 Introduction to Neuroscience

 

4

NEUR:510 Neuroscience Student Research I

 

4

NEUR:511 Neuroscience Student Research II

 

4

BIOL:102 Cell and Organismal Biology

 

4

BIOL:201 Genetics

 

4

BIOL:455 Neurons and Networks

 

4

PSYC:101 Principles of Psychology

 

4

PSYC:123 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

 

4

PSYC:223 Research Methods in Psychology

 

4

PSYC:342 Behavioral Neuroscience

12

Cognate Chemistry Courses

 

8

CHEM:101-102 General Chemistry I - II or CHEM:103-104 General Chemistry I-II Teams or CHEM:111-112 General Chemistry I-II Teams Workshop

 

4

CHEM:221 Organic Chemistry I

12

Advanced Electives (at least one elective must include a laboratory component)

 

4

BIOL:300 and BIOL:301 Developmental Biology and lab

 

4

BIOL:302 and BIOL:303 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and lab

 

4

BIOL:306 and BIOL:307 Cell Biology and lab

 

4

BIOL:310 and BIOL:311 Animal Physiology and lab

 

4

BIOL:316 and BIOL:317 Molecular Biology and lab

 

4

BIOL:320 and BIOL:321 Exercise and Extreme Physiology and lab

 

4

BIOL:324 and BIOL:325 Animal Behavior and lab

 

4

BIOL:400 and BIOL:401 Immunology and lab

 

4

BIOL:440 and BIOL:441 Behavioral Neuroendocrinology and lab

 

4

CHEM:300 Topics in Chemistry when the topic is Medicinal Chemistry

 

4

BIOL:424/CHEM:424 and BIOL:429/CHEM:429 The Biochemistry of Metabolism and lab

 

4

BIOL:425/CHEM:425 The Biochemistry of Nucleic Acid

 

4

BIOL:426/CHEM:426 and BIOL:427/CHEM:427 The Biochemistry of Proteins and Enzymes and lab

 

4

CSCI:235/MATH:235 Artificial Life

 

4

HLCR:302 Human Physiology (with lab)

 

4

PSYC:320 Abnormal Psychology

 

4

PSYC:340 Cognitive Psychology

 

4

PSYC:344 Learning Processes

 

4

PSYC:346 Sensation and Perception

Honors in Neuroscience. The departmental honors program encourages and recognizes outstanding performance in neuroscience. To graduate with honors in neuroscience, students must do the following:

  • Complete all of the requirements for the major, and
  • Have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.25 and a neuroscience GPA of 3.50


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