Major Requirements

Required Foundational Courses (36 credits)

  • BIOL 207 Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution (4 credits)
  • BIOL 208 Biological Communication and Energetics (4 credits)
  • BIOL 209 Biology of Sustainability (4 credits)
  • CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (4 credits) and CHEM 112 General Chemistry II (4 credits) or CHEM 115 Accelerated General Chemistry (4 credits)
  • CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry 1 (4 credits)
  • STAT 220 Statistics 1 (4 credits)
  • MATH 113 Calculus 1 (4 credits) or MATH 109 Calculus with review II (4 credits)
  • PSYC 111 General Psychology (4 credits)

Plus Introductory Neuroscience Core Courses (8 credits)

  • PSYC 212 Research Methods (4 credits)
  • NSCI 301 Principles of Neuroscience (4 credits)

Plus Advanced Neuroscience Core Courses, (8 credits, including at least four from * courses)

  • BIOL 330 Animal Behavior (4 credits)
  • BIOL 354 Neurobiology (4 credits)*
  • PSYC 322 Sensation and Perception (4 credits)
  • PSYC 401 Physiological Psychology (4 credits)*

Plus Electives (4 courses, 16 credits)

Four additional elective courses should be chosen from the following categories that reflect the student’s academic or professional goals. Courses completed to fulfill the Advanced Neuroscience Core requirements do not double-count as electives. At least two courses must be taken from the Neuroscience Elective category. No more than one elective course without a laboratory component may be counted toward the degree. 

Neuroscience Electives (must complete at least two):

  • NSCI 310 Cognitive Neuroscience (4 credits)
  • NSCI 320 Human and Comparative Neurology (4 credits)
  • NSCI 330 Neuropharmacology (4 credits)
  • NSCI 340 Computational Neuroscience (4 credits)
  • NSCI 398 Topics (4 credits)

Biology Electives:

  • BIOL 330 Animal Behavior (4 credits)
  • BIOL 349 Comparative Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
  • BIOL 353 Microscopic Anatomy (4 credits)
  • BIOL 354 Neurobiology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 360 Genetics (4 credits)
  • BIOL 365 Developmental Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 371 Cell Biology (4 credits)

Psychology Electives:

  • PSYC 207 Alcohol, Other Drugs and Behavior (no lab) (4 credits)
  • PSYC 301 Psychopathology (no lab) (4 credits)
  • PSYC 315 Cognition (no lab) (4 credits)
  • PSYC 322 Sensation & Perception (4 credits)
  • PSYC 323 Learning & Memory (4 credits)
  • PSYC 401 Physiological Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 407 Seminar in Behavioral Neuroscience (no lab)(4 credits) 

Allied Electives (no more than one may count for the degree):

  • CHEM 440 Biochemistry I (4 credits)
  • CISC 130 Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving in the Sciences (4 credits)
  • CISC 440 Artificial Intelligence and Robots (4 credits)
  • MATH 114 Calculus 2 (no lab)(4 credits)
  • PHYS 109 Physics I or PHYS 111 Physics I with Calculus (4 credits)
  • STAT 320 Statistics II (no lab)(4 credits) 

Plus Capstone Experience Course (4 credits)

  • BIOL 462 Molecular Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 486 Seminar in Physiology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 464 Bioinformatics (4 credits)
  • NSCI 450 Integrative Neuroscience (4 credits)
  • NSCI 490 Topics in Neuroscience (4 credits)
  • PSYC 415 Research Issues in Cognition (4 credits)