Course Requirements

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B.S. Neuroscience

Please consult the bulletin for the most up-to-date version of major requirements, as they may change. All students must complete CAS General Education Requirements (GER), and the SAGES requirements.

Requirements for the major:
College of Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements: 

Arts/Humanities: 6-8hrs
Natural Sciences/Math 6-8 hrs
Social Sciences: 6 hrs
Quantitative Reasoning: 3-4hrs
Global and Cultural Diversity: 3-4 hrs
Physical Education (2 full semesters, 4 half-semester courses)

SAGES requirements
First Year Seminar
University Seminar (2 courses)
Department seminar
Capstone
Writing Portfolio

The Neuroscience major consists of Required Courses and Required Areas of Study from which you must choose the specified number of courses from the Electives listed below. 

 

Required Courses

BIOLOGY

BIOL 214: Genes, Evolution and Ecology (3 credits)

BIOL 214L: Genes, Evolution and Ecology Laboratory (1 credit)

BIOL 215: Cells and Proteins (3 credits)

BIOL 215L: Cells and Proteins Laboratory (1 credit)

BIOL 216: Development and Physiology (3 credits)

BIOL 216L: Development and Physiology Laboratory (1 credit)


CHEMISTRY

CHEM 105: Principles of Chemistry I (3 credits)

CHEM 106: Principles of Chemistry II (3 credits)

CHEM 113: Principles of Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits)

CHEM 223: Introductory Organic Chemistry I (or 323): (3 credits)

CHEM 224: Introductory Organic Chemistry II (or 324): (3 credits)

CHEM 233: Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (2 credits)


MATHEMATICS

MATH 125: Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial and Social Sciences I (or 121)  (4 credits)

MATH 126: Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial and Social Sciences II (or 122) (4 credits)

STAT 312:  Basic Statistics for Engineering and Science (3 credits) OR STAT 313: Statistics for Experimenters (3 credits)


NEUROSCIENCE

NEUR 166: Explorations in Neuroscience (1 credit)

NEUR 201: Fundamentals of Neuroscience I (3 credits)

NEUR 202: Fundamentals of Neuroscience II (3 credits)


PHYSICS

PHYS 115: Introductory Physics I (4 credits)

PHYS 116: Introductory Physics II (4 credits)


Required Areas: Electives

Cellular/Molecular Biology (Choose 1)

BIOL 326: Genetics (3 credits)

BIOL 325: Cell Biology (3 credits)

BIOC 307: Introduction to Biochemistry (4 credits) or CHEM 328: Introductory Biochemistry I  (3 credits)


Evolutionary Biology or Ecology (Choose 1)

BIOL 225: Evolution (3 credits)

BIOL 351: Principles of Ecology (3 credits)


Neurobiology Core (Choose 2)

BIOL 373: Intro to Neurobiology (3 credits)

BIOL 322: Sensory Biology (3 credits)

BIOL 358: Animal Behavior (3 credits)

BIOL 374 Neurobiology of Behavior (3 credits)

NEUR 301: Biological Mechanisms of Brain Disorders (3 credits)

PSCL 350: Behavior Genetics (3 credits)


Neuroscience Electives (minimum 2 courses; At least 1 course taken from a non-Biology department)

BIOL 302: Human Learning and the Brain (3 credits)

BIOL 378: Computational Neuroscience (3 credits)

BIOL 385: Seminar on Biological Processes in Learning and Cognition (3 credits)

COGS 102: Introduction To Cognitive Neuroscience (3 credits)

COGS 201: Human Cognition in Evolution and Development (3 credits)

COGS 215: Words and Mind (3 credits)

COGS 305: Social Cognition and the Brain (3 credits)

COSI 305: Neuroscience of Communication and Communication Disorders (3 credits)

COSI 357: Acquired Neurogenic Communication Disorders (3 credits)

MATH 333: Math and Brain (3 credits)

PHIL 311: Neuroethics (3 credits)

PHIL 366: Brain, Mind and Consciousness (3 credits)

PSCL 101: General Psychology (3 credits)

PSCL 352: Physiological Psychology (3 credits)

PSCL 379: Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (3 credits)


Neuroscience Research (Minimum 6 credits)

NEUR 388 Undergraduate Research (3 credits)

NEUR 388S Undergraduate Research SAGES Capstone (3 credits)

NEUR 390 Advanced Undergraduate Research in Neuroscience (1-3 credits)

BIOL 388 Undergraduate Research (3 credits)

BIOL 388S Undergraduate Research SAGES Capstone (3 credits)

BIOL 390 Advanced Undergraduate Research in Neuroscience (1-3 credits)


Programming (Choose 1)

BIOL 321: Design and Analysis of Biological Experiments (3 credits)

ENGR 131: Elementary Computer Programming (3 credits)