Concentration in Neuroscience

Advisory Board:

Lucia Carvelli, Erik Duboue, Julie Earles, Greg Macleod, and Laura Vernon
NeuroscienceNeuroscience students study the molecular, cellular, structural, and functional aspects of the nervous system. Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field of study that combines biology, psychology, chemistry, and other fields in an attempt to understand how the nervous system works. The neuroscience concentration will lead students through the fundamentals of the field, spanning the breadth from molecular signaling to human cognition and behavior. The core curriculum will give students the base knowledge necessary to explore the interdisciplinary field. The concentration is composed of two tracks—(1) Cellular Neuroscience and (2) Neuroscience, Cognition, and Behavior--each designed to meet the needs of students with diverse interests while providing rigorous, multidisciplinary preparation for medical school and graduate programs in areas such as neuroscience, biology, psychology, and behavioral medicine.

There are two tracks:
Track one: Cellular Neuroscience
Track Two: Neuroscience, Cognition, and Behavior

Courses

Track one
NEUROSCIENCE - CELLULAR NEUROSCIENCE

Advising sheet

Course# Course Title Credits
NEURO CORE
PSY1012 Honors General Psychology 3
BSC1010 Honors Biological Principles 3
BSC1010L Honors Biological Principles Lab 1
PCB 3703 Honors Human Morphology 1 3
PCB 3703L Honors Morphology and Function 1 Lab 1
CHM2045 Honors General Chemistry 1 3
CHM2045L Honors General Chemistry 1 Lab 1
CHM2046 Honors General Chemistry 2 3
CHM2046L Honors General Chemistry 2 Lab 1
STA2023 Honors Statistics 3
BSC 4915* Honors Research in Biology 3
BSC 4970* Honors Thesis 3
*With permission of the advisory board, other thesis numbers (e.g. CHM, PSY, PHY) may be substituted.

Additional required courses

MAC2311 Honors Calculus 1 4
CHM2204 Honors Organic Chemistry 1 3
CHM2204L Honors Organic Chemistry 1 Lab 1
CHM2205 Honors Organic Chemistry 2 3
CHM2205L Honors Organic Chemistry 2 Lab 1
PHY2048 Honors General Physics 1 4
PHY2048L Honors General Physics 1 Lab 1
PHY2049 Honors General Physics 2 4
PHY2049L Honors General Physics 2 Lab 1
BCH3033 Honors Biochemistry 3
PCB3063 Honors Genetics 4
PCB4102 Honors Cell Biology 4
  Cellular Neuroscience Electives (selected from list below) 9
  TOTAL 70

Cellular Neuroscience Electives (select 3)

PCB4843C Practical Cell Neuroscience 3
BSC4930 Honors Human Neuroanatomy 3
BSC4930 Honors Neurophysiology 3
PSB3340 Honors Behavioral Neuroscience 3
PSB 3441 Honors Drugs and Behavior (psychopharmacology) 3
PCB 4842 Cellular Neuroscience 3
Other electives approved by your neuroscience faculty advisor
   
Track Two
NEUROSCIENCE - NEUROSCIENCE, COGNITION, AND BEHAVIOR

Advising sheet

Course# Course Title Credits

NEURO CORE

PSY1012 Honors General Psychology 3
BSC1010 Honors Biological Principles 3
BSC1010L Honors Biological Principles Lab 1
PCB 3703 Honors Human Morphology I 3
PCB 3703L Honors Human Morphology and Function I Lab 1
CHM2045 Honors General Chemistry 1 3
CHM2045L Honors General Chemistry 1 Lab 1
CHM2046 Honors General Chemistry 2 3
CHM2046L Honors General Chemistry 2 Lab 1
STA2023 Honors Statistics 3
PSY4971* Honors Thesis 6
*With permission of the advisory board, other thesis numbers (e.g. CHM, BIO, PHY) may be substituted.

Additional required courses

PSB3340 Honors Behavioral Neuroscience 3
CLP4144 Honors Psychopathology (Abnormal Psychology) 3
EXP3604 Honors Cognition 3
PSY3213 Honors Research Methods in Psychology 3
PSY3213L Honors Research Methods in Psychology Lab 1
PSY4933 Honors Advanced Writing in Psychology 1
PSB 3441 Honors Drugs and Behavior (Psychopharmacology) 3
  Psychology Electives (see list below) 6
  Neuroscience Electives (see list below) 9-11
  TOTAL 60-62


Neuroscience Electives (select 3)

Course# Course Title Credits
PCB3063 Honors Genetics 4
PCB4102 Honors Cell Biology 4
PCB4843C Practical Cell Neuroscience 3
BSC4930 Honors Human Neuroanatomy 3
BSC4930 Honors Neurophysiology 3
PCB 4842 Cellular Neuroscience 3
Other electives approved by your neuroscience faculty advisor

Psychology Electives (select 2)

Course# Course Title Credits
CLP4314 Honors Health Psychology 3
SOP3004 Honors Principles of Social Psychology 3
DEP3053 Honors Psychology of Human Development 3
PSY 4930 Honors Psychology of Adult Development and Aging 3
PPE3033 Honors Personality 3
PSY4604 Honors History and Systems of Psychology 3
Other electives approved by your neuroscience faculty advisor
 


Last Modified 10/10/17