B.S. in Neuroscience

Program Information

Neuroscience is the study of the brain and behavior of animals and humans. It is one of the fastest growing areas of biomedicine and biotechnology, and touches on areas of law, economics, philosophy, education, artificial intelligence, and robotics as well.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement – contact your assigned academic advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements.  Also see the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from.

Students may choose to attend a summer term to reduce their load during fall or spring semesters but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

Area E Course

3

MATH 1113 or higher

3

CHEM 1211K

4

PHIL 1010

2
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

BIOL 2107K

4

MATH 2201

4

Area C Course

3

PERS 2002

2
Total Hours 16

Notes

Take the core courses, NEUR 3010 and 3020, as early as possible; they develop your research and communication skills.

Generate new knowledge! Do research and co-author scientific publications! You can do this by conducting course-based research (NEUR 3010), taking research credits with a faculty member (4980), or finding a research assistantship (B&B, Honors).

Raise your career awareness (NEUR 4960).


Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

BIOL 2108K

4

CHEM 1212K

4

Area C Course

3

Area E Course

3
Total Hours 14

Term 2

Course Hours

NEUR 3000

4

PHYS 2211K or PHYS 1111K

4

Area E Course

3

Area F Course (2-4)

4
Total Hours 15

Notes

Take the core courses, NEUR 3010 and 3020, as early as possible; they develop your research and communication skills.

Generate new knowledge! Do research and co-author scientific publications! You can do this by conducting course-based research (NEUR 3010), taking research credits with a faculty member (4980), or finding a research assistantship (B&B, Honors).

Raise your career awareness (NEUR 4960).


Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

*NEUR 3020***

4

***NEUR 3010 Lab

4

PHYS 2212K or PHYS 1112K

4

Area E Course

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

Area G 4000-level Program Elective

3-4

Area G 4000-level Program Elective

3-4

Area H Elective

3-4

Area H Elective

3-4

Area H Elective

3-4
Total Hours 15

Notes

*This course fulfills the CTW requirement.

***This course may include a Signature Experience component. Make sure to maximize the experience and consider adding a description to your Portfolium, CV or resume.
Click here for courses that fulfill Area G and H and may also include a Signature Experience component.
Take the core courses, NEUR 3010 and 3020, as early as possible; they develop your research and communication skills.

Generate new knowledge! Do research and co-author scientific publications! You can do this by conducting course-based research (NEUR 3010), taking research credits with a faculty member (4980), or finding a research assistantship (B&B, Honors).

Raise your career awareness (NEUR 4960).


Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

Area G 4000-level Program Elective

3-4

Area G 4000-level Program Elective

3-4

Area G 4000-level Program Elective

3-4

Area H Elective

3-4

Area H Elective (Optional)

3-4
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

***NEUR 4910

3-4

Area G 4000-level Program Elective (3-4)

3-4

Area G 4000-level Program Elective (3-4)

3-4

Area G 4000-level Program Elective (3-4)

3-4

Area H Elective

3-4

Area H Elective (Optional)

3-4
Total Hours 18

Notes

***This course may include a Signature Experience component. Make sure to maximize the experience and consider adding a description to your Portfolium, CV or resume.
Click here for courses that fulfill Area G and H and may also include a Signature Experience component.

Take the core courses, NEUR 3010 and 3020, as early as possible; they develop your research and communication skills.

Generate new knowledge! Do research and co-author scientific publications! You can do this by conducting course-based research (NEUR 3010), taking research credits with a faculty member (4980), or finding a research assistantship (B&B, Honors).

Raise your career awareness (NEUR 4960).