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Major in Neuroscience

This interdisciplinary major is built upon the understanding of basic principles in neuroscience. The neuroscience program blends areas within psychology, biology, and chemistry which converge on the understanding of the brain and its relationship to the behavior and physiology of living organisms. A total of 132 semester hours is required. Students may obtain information and/or advisement from the Department of Psychology.

The BS degree in neuroscience requires satisfactory completion of the following courses:

Biology (20 hours)

      Required Courses (8 hours):
  • BIOL 10504 Principles of Life Science
  • BIOL 10514 Principles of Life Science
      A minimum of 12 hours selected from:
  • BIOL 30303 Bacteriology
  • BIOL 30403 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • BIOL 30603 Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology
  • BIOL 40123 Genetics
  • BIOL 40203 Histology
  • BIOL 40404 General Animal Physiology

Chemistry (23 hours)

      Required Courses (18 hours):
  • CHEM 10113 Freshman Chemistry
  • CHEM 10122 Freshman Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 10123 Freshman Chemistry
  • CHEM 30122 Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 30123 Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 30132 Organic Quantitative Analysis
  • CHEM 30133 Organic Chemistry
      A minimum of 6 hours selected from:
  • CHEM 50133 Biochemistry
  • CHEM 50143 Biochemistry
  • CHEM 50502 Biochemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 50993 Neurochemistry

Psychology (23 hours)

      Required Courses (8 hours):
  • PSYC 10514 Principles of Behavior
  • PSYC 10524 Principles of Behavior
             A minimum of 6 hours selected from:
  • PSYC 30363 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 30414 Experimental Psychology: Learning
  • PSYC 30423 Experimental Psychology: Perception
  • PSYC 30433 Experimental Psychology: Motivation
  • PSYC 30503 Behavioral Research

A minimum of 9 hours selected from:

  • PSYC 30463 Physiological Psychology
  • PSYC 30483 Human Neuropsychology
  • PSYC 50463 Fundamentals of Neuroscience
  • PSYC 50472 Laboratory in Physiological Psychology and Neuroscience
  • PSYC 50482 Laboratory in Physiological psychology and Neuroscience
  • PSYC 50513 Psychopharmacology

Physics (8 hours)

      Required Courses:
  • PHYS 10151 General Physics I Laboratory
  • PHYS 10153 General Physics I
  • PHYS 10161 General Physics II Laboratory
  • PHYS 10163 General Physics II

Mathematics and Computer Science (a minimum of 6 hours) selected from:

  • MATH 10043 Elementary Statistics
  • MATH 10524 Calculus I
  • COSC 10403 Introduction to Computer Science