May 26, 2018
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
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:
Pick 2 (At least 1 course must be 4020, 4050 or 4085):
Students must take 6 hours of Quantitative courses by completing any two of the following courses:
Biology and Chemistry Double Concentration Courses
In order to satisfy pre-requisite requirements in Biology and Chemistry, 12 hours of course work in each area must be completed, which will count as a Double Concentration:
+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.
Expansive Core (must take MATH 1020 if Pre-Med) 6
BIOL/CHEM Elective 3
Free Elective 5
Summary: Program in Neuroscience
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 )
Required Neuroscience Courses: 12
Neuroscience/Psychology Elective Courses (2 required): 6
Biology/Chemistry Elective Courses (1 required): 3
Quantitative Courses (2 required): 6
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