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Requirements for the Major

Neuroscience and Supporting Courses:

BIO 201 Cell Biology and Genetics
BIO 202 Organismal Biology and Ecology
NS 100 Research Experience in Neuroscience (1 credit)
NS 300 Critical Thinking & Writing in Neuroscience (2 credits)
NS 341 Behavioral Neuroscience
NS/BIO 434 Neurobiology
NS 590 Field Experience/Internship
NS 600 Senior Neuroscience Scholarship Experience
PSY 100 Research Experience in Psychology I (1 credit)
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 201 Experimental Design and Statistics

Plus, one of the following:

BIO 302 Cell and Molecular Biology
BIO 303 Molecular Genetics and Heredity

Plus, one of the following:

BIO 334 Physiology
BIO 335 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 336 Anatomy and Physiology II

Plus, one of the following:

MTH 131 Applied Calculus
MTH 150 Calculus I
MTH 152 Calculus II

Plus, 12-16 semester hours from the following courses not already taken, or approved alternatives:

BIO 302 Cell and Molecular Biology
BIO 303 Molecular Genetics and Heredity
BIO 304 Developmental Biology
CHE 117 Principles of Chemistry
CHE 180 Inorganic Chemistry
CHE 261 Organic Chemistry I
CHE 262 Organic Chemistry II
CHE 381 Biochemistry Principles
CS 151 Principles of Computer Science I
CS 152 Principles of Computer Science II
CS 271 Neural Networks: The Computing Perspective
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 262 Neuropsychology of Mind
PSY 281 Principles of Learning and Memory
PSY 351 Cognition
PSY 401 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 431 Abnormal Child Development

Neuroscience majors who are in the All-College Honors Program must have at least a 3.5 average in three or more courses in the neuroscience curriculum to enter honors research. There are also opportunities for a more extensive capstone project through our Research Scholars Program.


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.