Concentration in Neuroscience

Advisory Board:

Lucia Carvelli
Erik Duboue
Julie Earles
Greg Macleod
Laura Vernon

Neuroscience

Neuroscience 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
PSY 1012 Honors General Psychology 3
BSC 1010 Honors Biological Principles 3
BSC 1010L Honors Biological Principles Lab 1
PCB 3703 Honors Human Morphology 1 3
PCB 3703L Honors Morphology and Function 1 Lab 1
CHM 2045 Honors General Chemistry 1 3
CHM 2045L Honors General Chemistry 1 Lab 1
CHM 2046 Honors General Chemistry 2 3
CHM 2046L Honors General Chemistry 2 Lab 1
STA 2023 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

Course# Course Title Credits
MAC 2311 Honors Calculus 1 4
MAC 2312* Honors Calculus 2 4
CHM 2204 Honors Organic Chemistry 1 3
CHM 2204L Honors Organic Chemistry 1 Lab 1
CHM 2205 Honors Organic Chemistry 2 3
CHM 2205L Honors Organic Chemistry 2 Lab 1
PHY 2048 Honors General Physics 1 4
PHY 2048L Honors General Physics 1 Lab 1
PHY 2049* Honors General Physics 2 4
PHY 2049L* Honors General Physics 2 Lab 1
BCH 3033 Honors Biochemistry 3
PCB 3063 Honors Genetics 4
PCB 4102 Honors Cell Biology 4
  Cellular Neuroscience Electives (selected from list below) 9
  TOTAL 74


*Students may substitute College Physics II (PHY 2054) and College Physics II Lab (PHY 2054L) for PHY 2049/L, in which case MAC 2312 would not be required. But Calculus-based Physics is highly recommended. 

 

Cellular Neuroscience Electives (select 3)

Course# Course Title Credits
PCB 4843C Practical Cell Neuroscience 3
ZOO 4742 Honors Principles of Human Neuroanatomy 3
BSC 4930 Honors Neurophysiology 3
BSC 4930 Honors Science of Addiction 3
PSB 3340 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

PSY 1012 Honors General Psychology 3
BSC 1010 Honors Biological Principles 3
BSC 1010L Honors Biological Principles Lab 1
PCB 3703 Honors Human Morphology I 3
PCB 3703L Honors Human Morphology and Function I Lab 1
CHM 2045 Honors General Chemistry 1 3
CHM 2045L Honors General Chemistry 1 Lab 1
CHM 2046 Honors General Chemistry 2 3
CHM 2046L Honors General Chemistry 2 Lab 1
STA 2023 Honors Statistics 3
PSY 4971* Honors Thesis 6
*With permission of the advisory board, other thesis numbers (e.g. CHM, BIO, PHY) may be substituted.

Additional required courses

PSB 3340 Honors Behavioral Neuroscience 3
CLP 4144 Honors Psychopathology (Abnormal Psychology) 3
EXP 3604 Honors Cognition 3
PSY 3213 Honors Research Methods in Psychology 3
PSY 3213L Honors Research Methods in Psychology Lab 1
PSY 4933 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 Credit
PCB 3063 Honors Genetics 4
PCB 4102 Honors Cell Biology 4
PCB 4843C Practical Cell Neuroscience 3
BSC 4930 Honors Neurophysiology 3
BSC 4930 Honors Science of Addiction 3
PCB 4842 Cellular Neuroscience 3
ZOO 4742 Honors Principles of Human Neuroanatomy 3
Other electives approved by your neuroscience faculty advisor

 

 

Psychology Electives (select 2)

Course# Course Title Credits
CLP 4314 Honors Health Psychology 3
SOP 3004 Honors Principles of Social Psychology 3
DEP 3053 Honors Psychology of Human Development 3
PSY 4930 Honors Psychology of Adult Development and Aging 3
PPE 3033 Honors Personality 3
PSY 4604 Honors History and Systems of Psychology 3
Other electives approved by your neuroscience faculty advisor