Program Requirements

Hours: 85-89

Required Courses - 52 hours

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

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

BIO 112Principles of Biology II (4) N

BIO 112APrinciples of Biology II (LAB) (0) N

BIO 200Professionalism Seminar (3)

BIO 240Neuroscience Seminar (2)

BIO 350Neuroscience Research (3)

CHE 111General Chemistry I (3) N/CN

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

CHE 112General Chemistry II (3) N/CN

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

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 208Social Psychology (3) S

PSY 210Sensation and Perception (3) S

PSY 310Cognition & Memory (3) S

PSY 340Abnormal Psychology (3) S

Core cognates - 9 hours

PHI 205Philosophy of Mind (3) P/CP

PSY 103Introduction to Psychology (3) S/CEP

MTH 174Statistics I (3) MA/CMA

or

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

Plus 4 of the following biology courses or course groupings, 3 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

BIO 131ABasic Human Anatomy and Physiology (LAB) (0) N/CN

PSY 360Biological Psychology (4) S

PSY 360ABiological Psychology (LAB) (0)

Culminating Experience - 1-4 hours

BIO 340Research in Biology (1-4)

BIO 397Research Project Co-op:Parallel (1-3)

PSY 398Supervised Research (0-3) EXP

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.