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Degree Requirements

The B.S. degree in Neuroscience requires 64 semester hours in biology, chemistry, and psychology with a GPA of 2.0 in courses applied to the major. The B.S. in Neuroscience involves 40 semester hours of required courses that serve as the foundation for the program, providing students with an understanding of the disciplines that come together to make up the field of Neuroscience. In addition, the 64 credit hour program includes 12 semester hours of Chemistry courses and another 12 semester hours of upper level electives The Neuroscience major concludes with a full academic year of extended experimental investigation in collaboration with a faculty mentor.

Required Major Courses (40 semester hours)

NEUR:101 – Introduction to Neuroscience (4)
NEUR/PSYC:342 Behavioral Neuroscience (4)
NEUR/BIOL:355 – Neurons and Networks with Lab (4)
NEUR:510 and 511 – Research in Neuroscience I and II (8)
BIOL:102 – Cell and Organismal Biology with Lab (4)
BIOL:201 – Genetics with Lab (4)
PSYC:101 – Principles of Psychology (4)
PSYC:123 – Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4)
PSYC:223 – Research Methods (4)

Cognate Chemistry Courses
(12 semester hours)

CHEM:101/102 – General Chemistry I and II with Labs (8)
CHEM:221 – Organic Chemistry I with Lab (4)

Advanced Electives
(12 semester hours, at least one elective must include a laboratory component)

BIOL:300/301 – Developmental Biology
BIOL:302/303 – Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
BIOL:306/307 – Cellular Biology
BIOL:316/317 – Molecular Biology
BIOL:320/321 – Exercise and Extreme Physiology
BIOL:324/325 – Animal Behavior
BIOL:400/401 – Immunology
BIOL:440/441 – Behavioral Neuroendocrinology
CHEM:300 – Medicinal Chemistry
CHEM:424/429 – Biochemistry of Metabolism with Lab
CHEM:425/428 – Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids with Lab
CHEM:426/427 – Biochemistry of Proteins and Enzymes with Lab
CSCI/MATH:434 – Artificial Life
HLCR:302 – Human Physiology
PSYC:320 – Abnormal Psychology
PSYC:340 – Cognitive Psychology
PSYC:344 – Learning Processes
PSYC:346 – Sensation and Perception

Recommended Courses

Students will be advised that these may be required for certain post-graduate programs in health sciences, pharmaceutical development, or research.

PHYS:204/205 – Introductory Physics I and II
CHEM:222: Organic Chemistry II

Recommended Scheduling for Neuroscience Majors

 Year  Fall  Spring
First

NEUR:101
PSYC:101

BIOL:102
PSYC:123

Second

CHEM:101
BIOL:201

CHEM:102
PSYC:223

Third

CHEM:221
NEUR/PSYC:342

Elective
NEUR/BIOL:355

Fourth

NEUR:510
Elective

NEUR:511
Elective

Central Curriculum Areas

NEUR:101 Scientific Explanations, Ethics Intensive
NEUR/PSYC:342 Interdisciplinary
NEUR/BIOL:355 Interdisciplinary
NEUR:510 Capstone
NEUR:511 Capstone, Oral Intensive, Writing Intensive
BIOL:102 None
BIOL:201 Diversity Intensive, Team Intensive
CHEM:101 Scientific Explanations
CHEM:102 None
CHEM:221 None
PSYC:101 Social Interactions
PSYC:123 Analytic Thought
PSYC:223 Writing Intensive

 



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