Neuroscience Major

Additional Information on the Neuroscience program

A major in Neuroscience allows a student to pursue an interdepartmental curriculum that focuses on the role of the nervous system in regulating physiological and behavioral functions. Neuroscience combines many traditional fields of study including Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Physiology. The field of Neuroscience encompasses a broad domain that ranges from the cellular and molecular control of brain cells to the regulation of responses in whole organisms. 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. This curriculum also enables the student to pursue medical training, possibly specializing in an area related to Neuroscience. A Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience requires nine credits of core courses, nine credits of elective courses, three credits of laboratory courses, and 30 credits of co-requisite courses in biology, psychology, chemistry, and physics totaling 51 credits. At least six of the elective lecture credits and one of the laboratory credits must be taken from the list of Neuroscience courses. A student majoring in Neuroscience is strongly encouraged to pursue research in laboratories on the Main Campus or at the Health Sciences Center as an independent study and/or honors thesis. An independent study or honors thesis may fulfill one of the three required laboratory courses.


Required Core Courses (nine credits)

Elective Neuroscience Courses (minimum six credits)

Elective Laboratory Courses (minimum of three labs):

Elective Lecture Courses (minimum of three credits)

Corequisite Courses (30 credits)