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Curriculum

The student majoring in Neuroscience fulfills the standard requirements of a premedical curriculum, which is recommended or required for admission to graduate study in Neuroscience or related graduate programs, as well as medical school. A Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience requires 9 credits of core courses; 12 credits of elective courses; and 38 credits of co-requisite courses in Biology, Psychology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics (see Curriculum). At least 6 of the elective credits must be taken from the list of Neuroscience lecture electives, and at least 3 laboratory courses must be completed, with at least one neuroscience lab. Students majoring in Neuroscience are strongly encouraged to participate in university research as independent studies and/or an honors thesis. An independent study or honors thesis may count once as one of the three required laboratory courses. Students who receive a grade of C or lower in NSCI 3300 - Brain and Behavior are not encouraged to declare or continue as a major in Neuroscience.

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Required Core Courses (12 credits)

Course Code Semester Credits Course Name Instructor
NSCI/PSYC 3300 Fall, Spring, Summer 3 Brain and Behavior Black/ Colombo/ Fadok/ Harrison/ Wee
NSCI/CELL 3310 Fall, Spring
3 Cellular Neuroscience Tasker/ Huang
NSCI/CELL 3320 Spring, Summer
3 Systems Neuroscience Schrader

 

Elective Lecture Courses (Minimum of 9 credits)


Elective Neuroscience Lecture Courses (Minimum of 6 credits)
Course Code Semester Credits Course Name Instructor
NSCI/PSYC 3770 Summer 3 Sensation and Perception Hebert
NSCI/PSYC 4060
Spring 3 Behavioral Endocrinology
Dohanich/Wee
NSCI/LING 4110
Fall 3 Brain and Language
Howard
NSCI 4130
S 3 Sports Related Brain Injury
Juengling
NSCI/CELL 4300
Spring 3 General Endocrinology
Clark
NSCI/PSYC 4330 Fall 3 Neurobiology of  Learning and Memory Daniel/ Harrison
NSCI/CELL 4340
Spring 3 Neurobiology of Disease
Cronin
NSCI/CELL 4350
Spring 3 Developmental Neurobiology
Clark
NSCI/CELL 4370
Fall 3 Molecular Neurobiology
Huang
NSCI/CELL 4500 Spring 3 Advanced Molecular Neurobiology Staff
NSCI/PSYC 4510 Spring 3 Biological Psychology Colombo
NSCI/PSYC 4512 Spring 3 Memory Systems of the Brain Colombo
NSCI/PSYC 4513 Fall 3 Music and Brain Colombo
NSCI/PSYC 4530 Fall 3 Psychopharmacology Dohanich
NSCI/CELL 6150
Fall 3 Methods in Neuroscience
Clark
Elective Non-Neuroscience Lecture Courses (minimum of 3 credits)
Course Code Semester Credits Course Name Instructor
PSYC 3090 Fall, Spring 4 Univariate Statistics I Corey
PSYC 3330 Fall, Spring, Summer 3 Abnormal Psychology Staff
PSYC 3680 Fall 3 Comparative Animal Behavior Wee
PSYC 6110 Spring 3 Univariate Statistics II Corey
CELL 3560
Spring
3 Fundamentals of Pathophysiology
Cronin
CELL 3750 Fall, Spring 3 Cell Biology Dotson
CELL 3050 Fall, Spring
3 Foundations of Pharmacology Staff
CELL 3030 Fall, Spring 3 Molecular Biology Mullin
CELL 3210 Fall 3 Cellular Physiology Cronin
CELL 4010 Fall 3 Cellular Biochemistry Abboud
CELL 4160 Fall 3 Developmental Biology Chen
EBIO 1010/1015 Fall, Spring, Summer 3,1 Diversity of Life (Lecture/Lab) Henry
EBIO 4080 Fall 1 Biostatistics and Experimental Design Staff
SCEN 4110 Spring 3 Basic Medical Biochemistry Landry
BMEN Spring 3 Physical Dimensions of Aging
Dancisak

 

Elective Laboratory Courses (Minimum of 3 labs, at least one in a Neuroscience area)

Neuroscience Laboratory Courses
Course Code Semester Credits Course Name Instructor
NSCI/CELL 3315
Spring 1 Cellular Neuroscience Laboratory
Clark
NSCI 3325
Spring 1 Neuroanatomy Lab
Clark
NSCI 3360
Summer 3 Neuroanatomy & CNS Dissection
Dancisak
NSCI/PSYC 3775 Summer 1 Sensation and Perception Laboratory Hebert
NSCI/PSYC 4065
Spring 1 Behavioral Endocrinology Laboratory
Hebert
NSCI/PSYC 4382
Spring 1 Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
Hebert
NSCI/PSYC 4515
Spring 1 Biological Psychology Laboratory
Hebert
NSCI/PSYC 4535
Fall 1 Psychopharmacology Lab
Hebert
*Note: Independent study (3 credits) or Honors Thesis (7 credits) may fulfill only one laboratory requirement
Non-Neuroscience Laboratory Courses
Course Code Semester Credits Course Name Instructor
PSYC 3130 Fall, Spring
4 Experimental Psychology Wyland
CELL 2115 Fall 1 General Biology Lab Boudaba
CELL 3755 Spring 1 Cell Biology Lab Dotson
CELL 3035 Spring 1 Molecular Biology Lab Abboud
CELL 4111 Fall 4 Cells and Tissues Lecture w/ Lab
Staff
CELL 4490/4491
Spring 4,0 Anatomy Lab
Garner
SCEN 3030/3135 Fall 3,1 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (Lecture/Lab) Dancisak
SCEN 3040/3145 Spring 3,1 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (Lecture/Lab) Dancisak

 

Co-Requisite Courses

Course Code Semester Credits Course Name Instructor
PSYC 1000 Fall, Spring, Summer 3 Introductory Psychology Staff
CELL 1010 Fall, Spring, Summer 3 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
Vijayaraghavan
CELL 2050 Fall, Spring 3 Genetics Dotson / Meadows/Vijayaraghavan
CHEM 1070/1075 Fall, Summer 4 General Chemistry I - Lecture / Lab
Staff
CHEM 1080/1085 Spring, Summer 4 General Chemistry II - Lecture / Lab
Staff
CHEM 2410/2415 Fall, Summer 4 Organic Chemistry I - Lecture / Lab
Staff
CHEM 2420/2425 Spring, Summer 4 Organic Chemistry II - Lecture / Lab
Staff
PHYS 1210/1211 or 1310/1311 Fall, Summer 4 General Physics I  - Lecture / Lab
Staff
PHYS 1220/1221 or 1320/1321 Spring, Summer 4 General Physics II - Lecture / Lab
Staff

MATH  -  Two courses required for B.S., one semester of Calculus recommended.

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