Neuroscience Learning Outcomes
Students completing a major in Neuroscience are expected to be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and neurochemistry in relation to sensory processing, behavior, cognition, and health;
- Demonstrate a depth of knowledge in both cell and molecular neurobiology and behavioral and cognitive neuroscience;
- Understand the tools and methods used in neuroscience research and critically analyze the primary literature in specific sub-disciplines within neuroscience;
- Design, conduct, and interpret results of neuroscience experiments and effectively communicate these results in both oral and written form.
Must take all:
Note: Students may elect to take one course from the Core Courses/Fundamentals requirements on a Credit/No Credit basis.
- CHEM 120 – Chemical Concepts 1
- CHEM 120 has a prerequisite of testing into MATH 160, or completion of MATH 157 or higher with a grade of “C” or better. Alternatively, completion of CHEM 119 with a grade of “C” or better.
- CHEM 122 – Chemical Concepts 2
- CHEM 231 – Organic Chemistry I: Form and Function
- BIO 220 – Organismal Physiology and Ecology
- BIO 221 – Genetics, Development and Evolution
- NEURO 110 – Foundations of Neuroscience I
- NEURO 120 – Foundations of Neuroscience II
Junior Seminar/Senior Project
Choose one from:
- BIO 580 – Junior Seminar Permitted topics: Animal Behavior; Cellular Neurobiology; Physiology of Reproduction/Behavior; Physiology of Vision; Sensory Neurobiology.
- PSYCH 555 – Junior Seminar: Behavior, Cognition, and Health
- PSYCH 557 – Junior Seminar: Behavioral Mechanisms of Drug Action
- PSYCH 558 – Junior Seminar: Behavioral Neuroscience
- PSYCH 559 – Junior Seminar: Clinical Neuropsychology
Take three 4-credit courses from the following three areas, including at least one from the Cellular and Molecular list and one from the Behavioral and Cognitive list. At least two of these 4-credit classes must be numbered 300 or above.
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
- PSYCH 154 – Physiological Psychology AND
- PSYCH 155 – Physiological Psychology Lab (six credits total)
- PSYCH 360 – Health and Psychophysiology AND
- PSYCH 365 – Health and Psychophysiology Lab (six credits total)
- INTDS 310 – The Neuroscience of Music Comprehension
- INTDS 311 – Neuroscience and the Visual Arts
- INTDS 312 – Neuroscience of Dance and Movement
- INTDS 313 – Neuroscience of Language and Communication
- INTDS 315 – History of Neuroscience