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2017-2018 Catalog

Neuroscience, B.S. Major


The major consists of a minimum of 17 courses:

BIOL 101General Biology

BIOL 256/NEUR 256Neurobiology

CHEM 121General Chemistry I

CHEM 122General Chemistry II

CHEM 221Organic Chemistry I

NEUR 201Introduction to Neuroscience

NEUR 401Advanced Neuroscience


PHYS 111General Physics-Mechanics and Thermodynamics


PHYS 112General Physics-Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics


PHYS 131Physics I: Mechanics


PHYS 133Physics II: Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves


PSYC 110Introduction to Psychological Science

PSYC 120Quantitative Methods in Psychology

PSYC 323Physiological Psychology II

Five electives, at least two from each category:

Category A

PSYC 203Design and Analysis I

PSYC 225Psychopharmacology

PSYC 232Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 234

PSYC 236Applied Behavior Analysis

PSYC 255

PSYC 321Learning

PSYC 322Perception

PSYC 324Comparative Psychology: Animal Behavior

PSYC 325

MUS 255Music and the Brain: Neuroscience of Music

NEUR 255Music & the Brain: Neuroscience of Music

NEUR 275Art, Neuroscience and Consciousness

PHIL 225Philosophy of Mind

PHIL 230Theories of Knowledge

Category B

BIOL 212Developmental Biology

BIOL 213Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

BIOL 214Neuroanatomy

BIOL 245Immunology

BIOL 251Human Physiology

BIOL 255Molecular Genetics

BIOL 310Aging and Age-Related Diseases

BIOL 314Anatomy of Vision

BIOL 336Evolutionary Genetics

CHEM 351Biochemistry Survey

CM 151Introduction to Computational Science

NEUR 351: Can count as either a category A or B elective.

One semester of a neuroscience research course (NEUR 391-392, NEUR 491-492, NEUR 495-496) may be used as an elective.

A neuroscience research course does not count towards either category.

For students considering graduate school in neuroscience or health professions school, a second semester of organic chemistry is recommended. Students interested in pursuing graduate school in behavioral neuroscience are encouraged to take PSYC 203  as one of their Category A electives.

Neuroscience majors may not minor in psychology and may not seek a second major (A.B. or B.S.) in either biology or psychology.

The Common Course of Study is required.