Jun 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Neuroscience, B.S.


The Neuroscience Program is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for graduate study, medical school, and careers focused on Neuroscience research. This program emphasizes basic research methods and the practical application of those methods to the process of scientific discovery.

Cannot be used as a second major with Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or Psychology.

Program Learning Outcomes


1) Students will develop an understanding of general principles from the field of Neuroscience including, but not limited to: neuroanatomy,
    neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neuropharmacology and brain anatomy. 
2) Students will develop an understanding of, and appreciation for, how behavioral and cognitive neuroscience research is applied to both
    normal and abnormal human behavior and cognition. 
3) Students will demonstrate capabilities in research design and statistical analysis as they relate to the field of Neuroscience. 
4) Students will demonstrate proficiency in both written and oral scientific presentations. 
5) Students will demonstrate the ability to share their knowledge of Neuroscience with others in the broader, nonacademic, community.  
6) Students will develop an understanding of, and appreciation for, ethics as they apply to both human and animal research.  

General Education Requirements (30-46 Credits)


Prerequisite coursework may be required to satisfy certain General Education courses and will count as elective credit.

Total Credits Required to Complete the Major: 67^-69


^Required Hours if CHEM 202 is used

Interdisciplinary Electives selected from the following to include (15 Credits)


  1. At least one BIOL course
  2. At least one PSYC course
  3. A minimum of 11 credits at the 300-level

Neuroscience Core Requirements (10 Credits)


Minimum Competency and Writing Requirement


A minimum grade of C- is required for all courses taken to satisfy the Neurosciencemajor. The Neuroscience writing requirement will be met through completion of PSYC 251 .

Outline/Advising Guide


For Students who Matriculated prior to Fall 2022:

First Year


Second Year


Fall (16-17 Credit Hours)


Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Third Year


Spring (14 Credit Hours)


Fourth Year


Fall (16 Credit Hours)


  • Credit(s): 1-4 (Taken for three credits)
  • Related elective Credits(s): 3

  • Related elective Credits(s): 3

  • Elective Credit(s): 3

  • Elective Credit(s): 3

Spring (13-15 Credit Hours)


Total Credits: 120


Note: Where no prerequisites apply, some variation in the order or semester in which courses are taken is possible.
Students should consult their academic advisors for additional information