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.
The Neuroscience major leads to the Bachelor of Science degree.
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 placement into MATH 151, or completion of MATH 140 or higher, or 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
PSYCH 206 - Research Methods in Psychology AND
PSYCH 207 - Statistical Methods in Psychology OR
BIO 385 - Biostatistics
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
BIO 305 - Molecular Biology
BIO 320 - Cell Biology
BIO 380 - Animal Physiology
NEURO 405 - Neurophysiology
Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
PSYCH 150 - Sensation and Perception
PSYCH 152 - Behavioral Psychology
PSYCH 154 - Physiological Psychology AND
PSYCH 155 - Physiological Psychology Lab (six credits total)
PSYCH 172 - Health Psychology
PSYCH 360 - Health and Psychophysiology AND
PSYCH 365 - Health and Psychophysiology Lab (six credits total)
PSYCH 410 - Cognitive Neuropsychology
PSYCH 411 - Systems Neuroscience
PSYCH 415 - Behavioral Pharmacology
PSYCH 441 - Human Memory Processes
INTDS 310 - The Neuroscience of Music Comprehension
INTDS 312 - Neuroscience of Dance and Movement
INTDS 315 - History of Neuroscience