Courses

Neuroscience Major Requirements (Effective Fall 2015)

73 Hour Minimum

Psychology Core                                

  • PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology                 
  • PSY 210: Biopsychology                      
  • PSY 306: Research Methods & Statistics l             
  • PSY 307: Research Methods & Statistics II            

Additional Core

  • MAT 191: Calculus I 
  • CHM 111: General Chemistry I*
  • CHM 112: General Chemistry II*
  • CHM 221: Organic Chemistry 
  • CHM 222: Organic Chemistry II 

*CHM 115 may be used in place of 111 & 112

Neuroscience Capstone*

  • NEU 400: Capstone Seminar in Neuroscience

Biology Core                        

  • BIO 211: Introduction to Biology I 
  • BIO 212: Introduction to Biology II
  • BIO 310: Genetics
  • BIO 435: Neurobiology

Any Two Laboratory Courses

  • BIO 301: Vertebrate Zoology
  • BIO 325: Comparative Animal Physiology                                                         
  • BIO 410: Molecular Genetics
  • BIO 450 & 450L: Development w/ Lab
  • PSY 312: Animal Behavior
  • PSY 385: Approved Special Topics

Any Two Content Courses

  • BIO 361: The Biology of Sex & Gender 
  • PSY 205: Psychology of Learning 
  • PSY 212: Drugs and Behavior 
  • PSY 215: Cognitive Psychology 
  • PSY 221: Health Psychology 
  • PSY 225: Sensation & Perception 
  • PSY 285: Approved Special Topics

Any One Upper Division Course

  • BMB 465: Biochemistry
  • PSY 414: Hormones & Behavior
  • PSY 485: Approved Special Topics
  • BIG 390: Approved Special Topics
  • BIG 490: Approved Advanced Topics
  • BIO 499: Approved Senior Research (3 Credits)
  • PSY 495: Approved Directed Research (3 Credits)
  • PSY 490A & 490B: Approved Empirical Project
  • PSY 496A & 496B: Approved Honors Project

Honors in Neuroscience

Students may earn honors by fulfilling the following: (1) Discuss the honors option with adviser during the semester in which the student hits 90 credit hours, (2) Complete the degree with a 3.50 GPA in major, and a 3.25 GPA overall, (3) Complete at least 4 hours of approved research with a 3.00 or above, and (4) Write a research paper of publishable quality.    

*NEU 400: Capstone Seminar in Neuroscience

Prerequisite: Senior Status and either BIO 435 or PSY 210
This capstone seminar will focus on current developments across the field of neuroscience. Students are required to read, analyze, present, and discuss primary literature. (Offered Every Year)