To graduate with a major in neuroscience, a student must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.00 in all courses required for the major.

A major in neuroscience consists of 12 courses and must include:


  • BIO-222 or PSY-202,
  • BIO-221 and 460,
  • CHM-110, 120, and 220,
  • NSC-401 and 502,
  • PSY-320 and 402, and
  • and at least four or more courses from the 
following list, which must include at least one course in biology and at least one in psychology:
    • BIO-300 Cell Biology
    • BIO-302 Molecular Genetics
    • BIO-303 Intermediate Metabolism
    • BIO-322 Human Physiology
    • BIO-420 Chordate Morphology & Development
    • BIO-422 Human Genetics
    • BIO-425 Developmental Biology
    • BIO-450 Microanatomy
    • BIO-460 Neurobiology
    • BIO-470 Immunology
    • CSC-343 Artificial Intelligence
    • IDS-200 Brain and Mind
    • IDS-310 Pathophysiology
    • PHL-320 Philosophy of Science
    • PHY-431 Electronics
    • PSY-211 Childhood and Adolescence
    • PSY-213 Adulthood and Aging
    • PSY-311 Behavior Disorders
    • PSY-321 Psychopharmacology
    • PSY-322 Memory and Cognition
    • PSY-323 Animal Behavior
    • PSY-404 Autism
    • PSY-481 Brain Imaging 

You’ll be advised in
 the selection of courses to ensure a balanced representation of suitable disciplines and focus in a particular area of interest. None of the courses you use as electives for the neuroscience major may also count toward another major. On occasion, special topics courses are offered that also satisfy the requirements for the major.

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