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Neuroscience Major: Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience Concentration, B.S.

B.S. degree

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Neuroscience is the study of the structure and function of the nervous system and addresses questions spanning from the cellular and molecular level to cognition and behavior. This multidisciplinary major integrates courses in biology, chemistry, health sciences, and psychology. The Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience concentration prepares students for graduate school in neuroscience or biomedical fields, and medical school.

Program Requirements

Neuroscience Core Courses (14 hours)

BIO 487/PSY 487Recent Advances in Neuroscience Seminar

2(2-0)

BIO 591Neurophysiology

3(3-0)

NSC 301Cell and Molecular Neuroscience

3(3-0)

NSC 302Foundations of Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience

3(3-0)

PSY 588Functional Neuroanatomy

3(3-0)

 

Required Courses (22 hours)

 
BIO 111Foundations of Evolution and Diversity

4(3-3)

BIO 112Foundations of Cell Biology

4(3-3)

BIO 211Foundations of Genetics

4(3-3)

BIO 392Mammalian Physiology

4(3-3)

BIO 500Biological Statistics

3(2-2)

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3(3-0)

Other Requirements I: General Chemistry (8 hours)

 
CHM 131General Chemistry I

4(3-3)

CHM 132General Chemistry II

4(3-3)

Other Requirements II: Organic Chemistry (4-8 hours)

Select one of the following options:

Option A (4 hours)

CHM 342Survey of Organic Chemistry

4(3-3)

Option B (8 hours)

CHM 343Organic Chemistry I: Foundations

4(4-0)

CHM 348Organic Chemistry II: Bioorganic

2(2-0)

CHM 349Organic Chemistry Laboratory

2(0-6)

Notes:

  • Students selecting Option A in Other Requirements II must select Option A in Other Requirements III.
  • Students selecting Option B in Other Requirements II may select any option in Other Requirements III.
 

Other Requirements III: Biochemistry (3-6 hours)

Select one of the following options:

Option A (3 hours)

CHM 421Introductory Biochemistry for Health Sciences

3(3-0)

Option B (3 hours)

CHM 520Introductory Biochemistry

3(3-0)

 

 

Option C (6 hours)

CHM 521Biochemistry I

3(3-0)

CHM 522Biochemistry II

3(3-0)

Electives (9 hours)

Students are encouraged to consult with a neuroscience advisor to select the appropriate courses for their intended career path.

Select from the following:

 
BIO 208Microbiology

4(3-3)

BIO 325Biotechnology

3(1-5)

BIO 403WIUndergraduate Research

3-4(Spec)

BIO 537Immunology

3(3-0)

BIO 544Developmental Biology

4(3-3)

BIO 545Molecular Genetics

3(3-0)

BIO 546Molecular Genetics Laboratory

1(0-3)

BIO 570Medical Cell Biology

3-4(Spec)

BIO 580Medical Microbiology

4(2-4)

HON 499Senior Project

3-6(Spec)

HSC 214Human Anatomy

4(3-3)

HSC 411Pathophysiology

3(3-0)

NSC 397Special Topics in Neuroscience

1-4(Spec)

NSC 496Neuroscience Directed Research

1-6(Spec)

NSC 497Special Topics in Neuroscience

1-4(Spec)

NSC 501Principles of Neuroscience I

4(4-0)

NSC 502Principles of Neuroscience II

4(4-0)

NSC 597Special Topics in Neuroscience

1-4(Spec)

PSY 387Behavioral Neuroscience

3(3-0)

PSY 496Directed Research

1-6(Spec)

Notes:

 

Total: 60-67 semester hours