Program Requirements

Hours: 91 - 92

Required Courses

BIO 111Principles of Biology I (4) N/CN

BIO 111APrinciples of Biology I (LAB) (0) N/CN

BIO 240Neuroscience Seminar (2)

CHE 111General Chemistry I (3) N/CN

CHE 111AGeneral Chemistry I (LAB) (1) N/CN

CHE 112General Chemistry II (3) N

CHE 112AGeneral Chemistry II (LAB) (1) N

CHE 211Organic Chemistry I (3) N

CHE 211AOrganic Chem I (LAB) (1) N

CHE 212Organic Chemistry II (3) N

CHE 212AOrganic Chemistry II (LAB) (1) N

PHY 201General Physics I (3) N

PHY 201AGen Physics I (LAB) (1) N

PHY 202General Physics II (3) N

PHY 202AGen Physics II (LAB) (1) N

PSY 103Introduction to Psychology (3) S/CEP

PSY 208Social Psychology (3) S

PSY 210Sensation and Perception (3) S

PSY 310Cognition & Memory (3) S

PSY 340Abnormal Psychology (3) S

PSY 375Research I (4)

PSY 376Research II (3)

These courses are required of the major and satisfy core curriculum requirements

MTH 176Stats I With SPSS (3) MA/CMA

MTH 191Calculus I (3) MA/CMA

PHI 205Philosophy of Mind (3) P

Plus 4 of the following biology courses or course groupings, 2 of which must be 300 level courses (3-4 credits each):

BIO 203Embryology (4) N

BIO 203AEmbryology (LAB) (0) N

BIO 218Animal Behavior (4) N

BIO 218AAnimal Behavior (LAB) (0) N

BIO 310Cell Biology (4) N

BIO 310ACell Biology (LAB) (0) N

BIO 320Genetics (4) N

BIO 320AGenetics (LAB) (0) N

BIO 314Psychopharmacology (3)

BIO 330Evolution (4) N

BIO 330AEvolution (LAB) (0) N

Psychology Track Required Courses

BIO 131Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) N/CN

PSY 360Biological Psychology (4) S

PSY 400Senior Thesis (3)

PSY 405Behavioral Sciences Capstone (3) CAP

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the neuroscience major will be able to:

  • demonstrate and apply an appropriate knowledge of the terms, concepts, and theories relative to the biological sciences.
  • undertake advanced work in industry, secondary education, graduate or professional school.
  • be competitive and marketable in a chosen field.
  • demonstrate the critical thinking, communication, and research skills needed to excel, particularly in the use of the scientific method to investigate problems and synthesize results in written and oral presentations.

***Effective July 1, 2014, the College of Mount St. Joseph became Mount St. Joseph University. Any reference within the catalog to the College will be understood to be a reference to Mount St. Joseph University after July 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted.***