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The Neuroscience major was rolled out in the fall of 2018… and already has over 700 declared students! There is a reason this major is so popular- there are loads of interesting neuroscience course options ranging from Cognitive Neuroscience to Neuropharmacology. It is a fantastic pre-medical major and (if you remember to declare it) automatically satisfies Chemistry minor requirements as well!

The requirements for the Neuroscience major are listed below or can be accessed here.

 

Core Requirements
NSCI 175 Introduction to Neuroscience (with a grade of C or better) 1 3
PSYC 210 Statistical Principles of Psychological Research H 3-4
or PSYC 215 Applied Data Science in Psychology and Neuroscience
or STOR 155 Introduction to Data Models and Inference
PSYC 270 Research Methods in Psychology 2 3
or NSCI 276 Cellular Electrophysiology Laboratory
or NSCI 278 Molecular Imaging of the Brain
NSCI 222 Learning H 3
NSCI 225 Sensation and Perception H 3
Knowledge Electives (select at least six credit hours from list below) 6
Mathematics, Methods, Statistics Electives (select at least six credit hours from list below) 6
Additional Requirements
BIOL 101
101L
Principles of Biology
and Introductory Biology Laboratory H
4
BIOL 202 Molecular Biology and Genetics H 4
CHEM 101
101L
General Descriptive Chemistry I
and Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory I
4
CHEM 102
102L
General Descriptive Chemistry II
and Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory II H
4
CHEM 241 Modern Analytical Methods for Separation and Characterization H 2
CHEM 241L Laboratory in Separations and Analytical Characterization of Organic and Biological Compounds 1
CHEM 261 Introduction to Organic Chemistry I H 3
CHEM 262 Introduction to Organic Chemistry II H 3
CHEM 262L Laboratory in Organic Chemistry 1
COMP 116 Introduction to Scientific Programming 3
MATH 231 Calculus of Functions of One Variable I H 4
MATH 232 Calculus of Functions of One Variable II H 4
Select one course: 4
General Physics I
General Physics I: For Students of the Life Sciences
Mechanics H
Introductory Calculus-based Mechanics and Relativity
Select one course: 4
General Physics II
General Physics II: For Students of the Life Sciences
Electromagnetism and Optics H
Introductory Calculus-based Electromagnetism and Quanta
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
Total Hours 75-76

 

In addition to the Core Requirements, majors need to satisfy 6 credit hours of Knowledge Electives and 6 credit hours of Math, Methods, and Statistics electives.

BIOL 205 Cellular and Developmental Biology H 4
BIOL 425 Human Genetics 3
BIOL 431 Biological Physics 3
BIOL 450 Neurobiology 1 3
BIOL 455 Behavioral Neuroscience 1 3
BIOL 458 Sensory Neurobiology and Behavior 1 3
BIOL 542 Light Microscopy for the Biological Sciences 1 3
BIOL 547 Synaptic Plasticity: Analysis of Primary Literature 3.0
BIOL 552 Behavioral Endocrinology 1 3
BIOL 553 Mathematical and Computational Models in Biology 1 3
BIOL 554 Introduction to Computational Neuroscience 3.0
CHEM 430 Introduction to Biological Chemistry H 3
COMP 401 Foundation of Programming H 4
COMP 410 Data Structures 3
COMP 411 Computer Organization 4
COMP 555 Bioalgorithms 1 3
COMP 560 Artificial Intelligence 1 3
COMP 562 Introduction to Machine Learning 1 3
COMP 576 Mathematics for Image Computing 1 3
COMP 581 Introduction to Robotics 1, H 3
COMP 631 Computer Networks 1 3
COMP 633 Parallel and Distributed Computing 1 3
COMP 651 Computational Geometry 1 3
COMP 665 Images, Graphics, and Vision 1 3
EXSS 175 Human Anatomy 3
EXSS 275L Human Anatomy Laboratory 1
EXSS 276 Human Physiology 3
EXSS 380 Neuromuscular Control and Learning 3
NSCI 320 Neuropsychopharmacology 3
NSCI 325 Neuroscience of Psychiatric Disorders 3
NSCI 401 Animal Behavior 3
NSCI 415 History of Neuroscience 3
NSCI 420 Functional Neuroanatomy 3
NSCI 421 Principles of Brain Circuits 3.0
NSCI 422 Genetics of Brain Diseases 3
NSCI 424 Neural Connections: Hands on Neuroscience 3
NSCI 427 Neurobiology of Aging 3
NSCI 428 Neuroscience, Society, and the Media 3
NSCI 434 Cognitive Neuroscience 3
NSCI 437 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 3
NSCI 507 Autism 3
NSCI 568 Emotion 3
NSCI 571 Social Neuroscience 3
NSCI 573 Neuropsychobiology of Stress 3
PHYS 133 How Bio Works 3
PHYS 405 Biological Physics 3
PSYC 245 Psychopathology H 3
PSYC 404 Clinical Psychopharmacology 3
PSYC 469 Evolution and Development of Biobehavioral Systems 3
PSYC 517 Addiction 3
PSYC 559 Applied Machine Learning in Psychology 3
PSYC 602 Evolutionary Psychology 3

BIOL 226 Mathematical Methods for Quantitative Biology 3
BIOL 226L Mathematical Methods for Quantitative Biology Laboratory 1
BIOS 500H Introduction to Biostatistics 1 3
BMME 207 Biomedical Electronics 1 4
BMME 301 Human Physiology : Electrical Analysis 1 4
BMME 445 Systems Neuroscience 1 3
BMME 550 Medical Imaging I: Ultrasonic, Optical, and Magnetic Resonance Systems 1 3
COMP 283 Discrete Structures 2, H 3
MATH 233 Calculus of Functions of Several Variables H 4
MATH 347 Linear Algebra for Applications 3
MATH 381 Discrete Mathematics 2, H 3
MATH 383 First Course in Differential Equations 1, H 3
MATH 383L First Course in Differential Equations Laboratory 1 1
MATH 523 Functions of a Complex Variable with Applications 1 3
MATH 528 Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences I 1 3
MATH 528L Laboratory for Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences I 1 1
MATH 529 Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences II 1 3
MATH 529L Laboratory for Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences II 1 1
MATH 535 Introduction to Probability 3
MATH 555 Introduction to Dynamics 1 3
MATH 564 Mathematical Modeling in the Life Sciences 1 3
MATH 566 Introduction to Numerical Analysis 1 3
MATH 577 Linear Algebra 1 3
MATH 661 Scientific Computation I 1 3
MATH 662 Scientific Computation II 1 3
MATH 668 Methods of Applied Mathematics I 1 3
MATH 669 Methods of Applied Mathematics II 1 3
NSCI 276 Cellular Electrophysiology Laboratory 3 3.0
NSCI 278 Molecular Imaging of the Brain 3 3.0
NSCI 395 Independent Research 3.0
NSCI 403 Advanced Biopsychology Laboratory H 3
NSCI 405 Advanced Molecular Neuropharmacology 3
NSCI 423 Neurotechnology in Modern Neuroscience Research 3
NSCI 493 Internship in Neuroscience 3.0
NSCI 693H Honors in Neuroscience I 3.0
NSCI 694H Honors in Neuroscience II 3.0
PSYC 533 The General Linear Model in Psychology H 3
STOR 215 Foundations of Decision Sciences 2 3
STOR 415 Introduction to Optimization 1 3
STOR 435 Introduction to Probability 1 3
STOR 445 Stochastic Modeling 1 3
STOR 455 Methods of Data Analysis 1 3
STOR 555 Mathematical Statistics 1 3
STOR 556 Advanced Methods of Data Analysis 1 3
STOR 565 Machine Learning 1 3