Suggested Sequence of Courses

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This Suggested Sequence of Courses recapitulates recommendations in the Bulletin, and is offered here to put major requirements, research information, and course sequence in one easily accessible place. Check the bulletin for up-to-date recommendations.

Year 1

FALL:

  • SAGES First Seminar
  • Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci I (MATH 125)
  • Principles of Chemistry I (CHEM 105)
  • Principles of Chemistry I (CHEM 105)
  • Explorations in Neuroscience (NEUR 166)
  • Genes, Evolution and Ecology (BIOL 214)
  • Genes, Evolution and Ecology Lab (BIOL 214L)
  • PHED Physical Education

SPRING:

  • SAGES University Seminar
  • Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci II (MATH 126)
  • Principles of Chemistry II (CHEM 106)
  • Principles of Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 113)
  • Cells and Proteins (BIOL 215)
  • Cells and Proteins Laboratory (BIOL 215L)
  • PHED Physical Education

     

Year 2

FALL:

  • SAGES University Seminar
  • Development and Physiology (BIOL 216)
  • Development and Physiology Lab (BIOL 216L)
  • Introductory Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 223)
  • Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (CHEM 233)
  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience I (NEUR 201)

SPRING:

  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience II (NEUR 202)
  • Introductory Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 224)
  • GER Course
  • Cellular/Molecular Biology Elective or Ecology/Evolutionary Biology Elective
  • Open Elective

     

Year 3

FALL:

  • Cellular/Molecular Biology Elective or Ecology/Evolutionary Biology Elective
  • Design and Analysis of Biological Experiments (BIOL 321) or Elementary Computer Programming (ENGR 131)
  • Introductory Physics I (PHYS 115)
  • Neurobiology Core Course or Neurobiology Elective
  • Open Elective or GER Course

SPRING:

  • SAGES Departmental Seminar
  • Neurobiology Elective Course or Neurobiology Core Course
  • Introductory Physics II (PHYS 116)
  • Elementary Computer Programming (ENGR 131) or Basic Statistics for Engineering and Science (STAT 312) or Open Elective
  • Open Elective or GER Course

     

Year 4

FALL:

  • Undergraduate Research SAGES Capstone (NEUR 388S) or SAGES Capstone (BIOL 388S)   
  • Neurscience Elective or Neurobiology Core Course
  • Basic Statistics for Engineering and Science (STAT 312) or Open Elective
  • Open Elective
  • Open Elective

SPRING:

  • Advanced Undergraduate Research in Neuroscience (NEUR 390) or Advanced Undergraduate Research (BIOL 390)
  • Neuroscience Elective or Neurobiology Core Course
  • Open Elective
  • Open Elective
  • Open Elective