Sep 20, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Neuroscience, BS


Major in Neuroscience

43 to 46 credits.

Majors must take 12 credits in electives which include: two from biology and two from 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 either 3 credits of NEUR 493 - Undergraduate Research in Neuroscience  or NEUR 490 - Neuroscience: Literature and Society I  and NEUR 491 - Neuroscience: Literature and Society II .  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, computer science, and data sciences. Students may take 6 of the 18 cognate elective credits from biology or psychology areas.


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   3
 MAJOR  NEUR 231 - (E) Behavioral Neuroscience   4.5  
 MAJOR  PSYC 210 - (Q) Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences   3  
 MAJOR  NEUR 330 - (EPW) 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 13-14.5

Third Year

   
 MAJOR   NEUR 358 - Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology   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 Electives 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  or NEUR 490 - Neuroscience: Literature and Society I  and NEUR 491 - Neuroscience: Literature and Society II   3-1.5 0-1.5
 COGNATE ELECT  COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives 6-8  
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
 GE PHIL–T/RS  PHIL ELECT - Philosophy Elective or T/RS ELECT- T/RS Elective   3
 GE ELECT  FREE ELECT -  Free Electives 3 9
                               14.5-18 16.5
 

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.