Neuroscience is a major program whose curriculum is composed of biology and psychology courses and additional courses in chemistry, physics, mathematics, philosophy and computer science depending upon a student’s particular interest. It is designed to provide the necessary scientific background for students interested in the biological basis of behavior and the relationship of neural and psychological processes. In addition to the core requirements, a flexible program of additional courses are planned during advisement centering around a student’s particular ambitions.
A student must complete 64 credit hours of required and recommended courses. Required are BIO 201, 202, 302, 334 or 335/336 (335/336 will be accepted as fulfilling the requirement with advisor permission only), PSY 101, 201, 601, 602, MTH 131 or 150, and NS 341, 631, 632, and BIO/NS 434. Additionally, students must make selections from the following courses (or approved alternatives):
BIO: 303, 304, 363 or approved elective
CHE: 117, 180, 261, 262, 380
CS: 151, 152, 271
PHY: 141, 142, 151, 152
PSY: 261, 262, 281, 315, 351
Note: All students are required to present their theses during the Spring Semester of their senior year at a regional undergraduate research conference or appropriate professional conference.