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Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Neuroscience, BS

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Major in Neuroscience

44 to 47 credits.

Majors must take 13 credits in electives which include: one elective must be taken from biology and one from psychology with the remaining credits coming from biology, neuroscience, or psychology.  Courses appropriate for biology majors would count for a biology elective and courses appropriate for a psychology major would count for a psychology elective. In addition, majors must take 3 credits of NEUR 493 .  With permission of the director, NEUR 384 may be used to fulfill one psychology or biology elective requirement.

Cognate in Neuroscience

31 to 37 credits.

Students should consider their projected graduate program when choosing cognate electives from the areas of chemistry, mathematics, physics, and computer science.

For information on Neuroscience courses visit our Neuroscience Courses  page.  For information on all courses offered, visit our Course Descriptions  page.

For more information about this program, visit the websites for the Biology, Chemistry and Psychology departments. 

Neuroscience Curriculum

  Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

MAJOR (GE NSCI) BIOL 141 - (E) (FYOC, FYDT Lab only) General Biology  (with lab) – BIOL 142 - (E) (FYOC, FYDT Lab only) General Biology (with lab)*  4.5 4.5
MAJOR NEUR 110 - Neuroscience Lab Rotations  – NEUR 111 - Neuroscience Research Literature   0.5 1
COGNATE CHEM 112-113 - (E) General and Analytical Chemistry /CHEM 112L-113L   4.5 4.5
COGNATE (GE QUAN) MATH 114 - (Q) Calculus I     4
MAJOR (GE S/BH) PSYC 110 - (S) Fundamentals of Psychology   3  
GE WRTG WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition     3
GE FSEM First Year Seminar 2    
GE T/RS T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible   3  
    15.5 17

Second Year

MAJOR ELECT - Major Elective   4
MAJOR NEUR 231 - (E) Behavioral Neuroscience   4.5  
MAJOR PSYC 210 - (Q) Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences   3  
MAJOR NEUR 330 - (W) Neuroscience Research Methods  1   4
COGNATE ELECT COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives 3-4.5 3-4.5
GE PHIL–T/RS PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  – T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3 3
    13.5-15 14-15.5

Third Year

MAJOR BIOL 358 - Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology (MC)   3  
MAJOR MAJOR ELECT - Major Electives 6-8 3-4
COGNATE ELECT COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives 3 3-4
GE PHIL PHIL 210 - Ethics     3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective 3 3
GE S/BH S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Elective   3
    15-17 15-17

Fourth Year

MAJOR NEUR 493 - Undergraduate Research in Neuroscience   3  
COGNATE ELECT COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives 6-8  
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
GE PHIL–T/RS PHILELECT - Philosophy Elective or T/RS ELECT- T/RS Elective   3
GE ELECT FREE ELECT -  Free Electives 3 9
    15-17 15

Total: 120 - 129 Credits

1 NEUR 330  fulfills one of the writing-intensive requirements of the general education program.

2 The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

*Successful completion of BIOL 141 Lab  and BIOL 142 Lab  satisfies the EP requirement.

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