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Neuroscience Major: Clinical Health 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 Clinical Health Neuroscience concentration prepares students to pursue post-graduate careers in psychology or health professions.

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 I (9 hours)

 
PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3(3-0)

PSY 211QRIntroduction to Psychological Statistics

3(3-0)

PSY 387Behavioral Neuroscience

3(3-0)

Required Courses II 3-4 hours

Select one of the following:
BIO 101General Biology

3(2-2)

BIO 105QRIntroductory Quantitative Biology

3(2-2)

BIO 112Foundations of Cell Biology

4(3-3)

BIO 151Human Biology

3(3-0)

Note: BIO 112 requires BIO 111 as prerequisite.

Required Courses III (4 hours)

Select one of the following:
BIO 392Mammalian Physiology

4(3-3)

HSC 215Human Physiology

4(3-2)

Notes: BIO 208 (listed in Electives) is prerequisite for BIO 392; HSC 214 (listed in Electives) is a pre/co-requisite for HSC 215.

Other Requirements I: General Chemistry (8 hours)

Select one of the following options:

Option A (5 hours)

CHM 120Survey of Chemistry

4(4-0)

CHM 127Introductory Chemistry Laboratory

1(0-2)

Option B (8 hours)

CHM 131General Chemistry I

4(3-3)

CHM 132General Chemistry II

4(3-3)

Notes:

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

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 (12 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 315Human Genetics

3(3-0)

BIO 318Introduction to Animal Behavior

3(3-0)

BIO 403WIUndergraduate Research

3-4(Spec)

HON 499Senior Project

3-6(Spec)

HSC 214Human Anatomy

4(3-3)

HSC 235Psychoactive Drugs

3(3-0)

HSC 308Physiology of Sport and Exercise

3(3-0)

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 220Developmental Psychology

3(3-0)

PSY 225/PHL 225Foundations of Cognitive Science

3(3-0)

PSY 250Abnormal Psychology

3(3-0)

PSY 382Perception

3(3-0)

PSY 383Learning and Memory

3(3-0)

PSY 384Behavior Analysis

3(2-2)

PSY 496Directed Research

1-6(Spec)

PSY 509Behavioral Pharmacology

3(3-0)

PSY 584Cognitive Neuroscience

3(3-0)

PSY 589Cognitive Psychology

3(3-0)

Notes:

 

Total: 54-65 semester hours