Neuroscience Major

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.


Core Courses/Fundamentals:

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


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.

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