University Catalog 2017-2018 
    Feb 29, 2020  
University Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Neuroscience, B.S.

Required Courses

All Neuroscience majors will be required to complete a total of 27 hours of courses across the disciplines of the field (Psychology, Biology, Chemistry). There are 12 hours of required courses for all majors, including

Neuroscience/Psychology Electives

Majors are also required to take 9 hours of elective Neuroscience specific courses. Students must take 2 courses from List 1 (PSYC and/or PSYC/NSCI with at least 1 course at or above the 4000-level) and 1 course from List 2 (Biology or Chemistry). These courses include:


+Courses marked (PM) are required for students wishing to fulfill pre-medical requirements for professional health programs

Special Pre-medicine Note: Both General Physics I, plus Lab (PHYS 2010 /PHYS 2010L ) and General Physics II, plus Lab (PHYS 2020 /PHYS 2020L ) are required for admittance to medical school.

All Neuroscience majors will need to successfully complete a neuroscience research project, including a relevant literature review, before graduation (NSCI 4999 ). The research project will incorporate both a written paper and an oral presentation, both to be rated by a Psychology Department rubric.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Total Hours: 14

Second Semester

Total Hours: 15

Senior Year

First Semester

Total Hours: 15

Second Semester

Expansive Core (must take MATH 1020  if Pre-Med) 6

BIOL/CHEM Elective 3

Free Elective 5

Total Hours: 14

Summary: Program in Neuroscience

Fundamental Core: 16

English Composition (6, ENGL 1000  / ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020  ), Language (6 of same language), Mathematics (4, MATH 1030  or MATH 1070 ).

Essential Core: 30

African American Studies (3), Communications Studies (3), Fine Arts (3), First Year Experience (2, FRSM 1000  and FRSM 1100 ), History (3), Philosophy (6, including PHIL 2040  / PHIL 2400 ), Physical Education (1, Activity-Based), Social Science (0, PSYC 1010 ), Theology (6), World Literature (3, ENGL 2010 )

Expansive Core: 6

Free Electives: 17

Total Hours: 20

* Course recommended for students to fulfill pre-medical admission requirements.

+ Organic Chemistry II w/ lab (CHEM 2220/2240L) is a pre-requisite for Biochemistry (CHEM 3130)

# Pre-requisite for both MATH 2550 and MATH 3010 is MATH 1070