Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field that combines biology, psychology and chemistry to investigate how the nervous system generates the complex experience and behavior of humans and other animals while being shaped in turn by the organism’s engagement with the environment. Drawing most heavily on the offerings of its home departments of psychology and biology, but with additional courses in chemistry, mathematics, and computer science, the neuroscience major offers excellent preparation for post-graduate education and careers in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience.
The major consists of at least 14 courses, 4 of which must be at the 300-level or above, including the Senior Seminar in Neuroscience.
NEUR 400 Senior Seminar in Neuroscience
Five elective courses and three must be taken at the 300-level.
Two of the following courses in Biology:
BIO 211 Genetics
BIO 219 Cell Biology
BIO 244 Introductory Physiology
BIO 254 Developmental Biology
BIO 255 Vertebrate Evolution and Anatomy
BIO 303 Evolution
BIO 305 Biochemistry
BIO 316 Molecular Biology and Genomics
BIO 324 Neurobiology
One of the following 300-level lab courses:
PSY 337 Practicum in Psychological Research
PSY 341 Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience
PSY 343 Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology
PSY 348 Laboratory in Animal Communication and Cognition