Neuroscience, Bachelor of Science

Requirements

Required Neuroscience Fundamentals Courses (Core)
NEUR 1520INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE I3
NEUR 1540INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE II3
PSYC 3130STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES3
PSYC 3140METHODS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL INQUIRY3
BIOL 1450BIOLOGY I5
BIOL 1750BIOLOGY II5
BIOL 2140GENETICS 14
Select 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:10
Sequence 1:
FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 2
FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
Sequence 2:
GENERAL PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
GENERAL PHYSICS
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY II
Mathematics Requirements
Although not required, Calculus is strongly recommended—and may be a prerequisite for advanced courses in neuroscience—especially the following:
CALCULUS FOR BIOMEDICINE
Advanced Neuroscience Lecture and Lab Course
NEUR 4200ADVANCED NEUROSCIENCE LABORATORY3
Select one of the following lecture courses (that has not already been used to satisfy the Supporting Neuroscience Elective Courses requirement):3
HORMONES & BEHAVIOR
SYSTEMS NEUROSCIENCE
SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE
MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY
GENES, BRAIN, AND BEHAVIOR
Total Credits42
1

Pre-requisite to BIOL 2140 is CHEM 1140-CHEM 1144 or CHEM 1180- CHEM 1184, and BIOL 1450 & BIOL 1750.

2

CHEM 1180/CHEM 1184 + CHEM 1190/CHEM 1194 can be substituted for CHEM 1140/CHEM 1144.  However, both are required as prerequisites for CHEM 2210/CHEM 2214. CHEM 2250 + CHEM 2260/CHEM 2274 can substitute for CHEM 2210/CHEM 2214

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 4000SYSTEMS NEUROSCIENCE3
NEUR/BIOL 4870MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY3
NEUR/BIOL 4890GENES, BRAIN, AND BEHAVIOR3
NEUR 4900SPECIAL TOPICS IN NEUROSCIENCE (with a Molecular/Cellular topic)1-3
Block II Neuroscience Electives: Integrative Behavioral Neuroscience
NEUR 4330SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE3
NEUR 4900SPECIAL TOPICS IN NEUROSCIENCE (with an Integrative/Behavioral topic)1-3
PSYC 4090COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE3
PSYC 4210SENSATION AND PERCEPTION (online course not acceptable toward neuroscience)3
PSYC 4230BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE3
PSYC 4250/PHIL 3250LIMITS OF CONSCIOUSNESS3
PSYC/BIOL 4270ANIMAL BEHAVIOR3
PSYC/BIOL 4320HORMONES & BEHAVIOR3
NEUR 3500BIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES OF AGING3