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Neuroscience

Requirements for the Major

Neuroscience and Supporting Courses:

NS 341 Behavioral Neuroscience
NS 434 Neurobiology
NS 590-594 Field Experience/Internship
NS 631 Neuroscience Research I
NS 632 Neuroscience Research II
BIO 201 Cell Biology and Genetics
BIO 202 Evolution, Form and Function
BIO 302 Cell and Molecular Biology OR BIO 303 Molecular Genetics and Heredity
BIO 304 Developmental Biology OR BIO 335, 336 Anatomy and Physiology I, II (Requires adviser permission)
MTH 131 Applied Calculus OR MTH 150 Calculus I
PSY 101 Introduction to General Psychology
PSY 201 Statistical Methods and Analysis
PSY 601 Psychology Capstone: Senior Studies I
PSY 602 Psychology Capstone: Senior Studies II

And eight semester hours from the following recommended courses:

BIO 302 Cell and Molecular Biology
BIO 303 Molecular Genetics and Heredity
BIO 304 Developmental Biology
BIO 363 Animal Behavior
CHE 117 Principles of Chemistry
CHE 180 Inorganic Chemistry
CHE 261 Organic Chemistry I
CHE 262 Organic Chemistry II
CHE 380 Principles of Biochemistry
CS 152 Principles of Computer Science II
CS 271 Neural Networks: The Computing Perspective
PHI 218 Philosophy of Mind
PHY 141 Foundations of Physics I
PHY 142 Foundations of Physics II
PHY 151 Principles of Physics I
PHY 152 Principles of Physics II
PSY 261 Neural Networks: The Biopsychological Perspective
PSY 262 Neuropsychology of Mind
PSY 281 Principles of Learning and Memory
PSY 351 Cognition
PSY 401 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 431 Developmental Psychopathology
*Note students who take the BIO 335, 336 sequence will only take four semester hours of recommended courses.

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.

 

What can you do with a Neuroscience degree?

Imagine yourself in a research laboratory investigating drug discovery, going to medical school, writing scientific articles, working in industry, or teaching other, future neuroscientists.