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Course Checklist for Neuroscience Majors

Basic Math & Science Courses (Required)

Biological Sciences:

BSCI 1510, 1511, 1510L, and either 1511L or 1512L

Chemistry:

CHEM 2221 or 2211; CHEM 2222 or 2212; and CHEM 2221L and 2222L

Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science:

MATH 1100, 1200 or 1300 and MATH 1201, 1301, BSCI 3270, PSY 2100, PSY-PC 2110, CS 1101 or CS 1103

Physics:

PHYS 1501 or 1601; PHYS 1502 or 1602; PHYS 1501L or 1601L, and PHYS 1502L or 1602L

Introduction to Neuroscience (Required)

NSC 2201 Neuroscience [3] 

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (6 Credit Hours Required)

BSCI 3252 Cellular Neurobiology [3]

BSCI 3256 Molecules of the Brain [3]

NSC 3235 Biological Basis of Mental Disorders [3]

NSC 3240 Neurobiology of Addiction [3]

NSC 3260 Psychopharmacology [3]

NSC 3269 Developmental Neuroscience [3]

NSC 3245 Drug Discovery For Neuropsychiatric Disorders [3]

NSC 3891 Special Topics: Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience [3]

Systems and Integrative/Cognitive Neuroscience (6 Credit Hours Required)

BSCI 3230 Biological Clocks [3]

BSCI 3254 Neurobiology of Behavior [3]

NSC 3270 Computational Neuroscience [3]

NSC 3274 Neuroanatomy [3]

NSC 4961 Integrative Neuroscience [3]

NSC 4969 Senior Seminar in Neuroscience [3]

PSY 3120 Cognitive Psychology [3]

PSY 3620 Schizophrenia [3]

PSY 3630 Drugs and Behavior [3]

(Note: No credit for students who have earned credit for NSC 3260/NSC 260)

PSY 3700 Movement [3]

PSY 3750 Perception [3]

PSY 3760 Mind and Brain [3]

PSY 3765 Social Cognition and Neuroscience [3]

PSY 3775 Human Memory [3]

PSY 3780 The Visual System [3]

PSY 3785 Brain Damage and Cognition [3]

Neuroscience Laboratory Courses (4 Credit Hours Required)

NSC 3861 Undergrad Research [2]

NSC 3862 Undergrad Research [2]

Elective Neuroscience Courses: (6 Credit Hours Not Counted Above)

Note: A maximum of 3 h of NSC 3863 or NSC 4999 Honors Research can be counted toward the 6 h of required elective courses. 

BSCI 3230 Biological Clocks [3]

BSCI 3252 Cellular Neurobiology [3]

BSCI 3254 Neurobiology of Behavior [3]

BSCI 3256 Molecules of the Brain [3]

NSC 3235 Biological Basis of Mental Disorders [3]

NSC 3260 Psychopharmacology [3]

NSC 3269 Developmental Neuroscience [3]

NSC 3270 Computational Neuroscience [3]

NSC 3274 Neuroanatomy [3]

NSC 3851 Independent Reading [1] (may be taken twice)

NSC 3863 Advanced Research in Neuroscience [3]

NSC 3891 Special Topics: Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

NSC 3892 Special Topics: Systems and Integrative Neuroscience

NSC 4961 Integrative Neuroscience [3]

NSC 4969 Senior Seminar in Neuroscience [3]

NSC 4999 Honors Research [2 to 4 hours]

(Note: You must be admitted to the Honors Program to take this course)

PSY 3120 Cognitive Psychology [3]

PSY 3620 Schizophrenia [3]

PSY 3630 Drugs and Behavior [3]

(Note: No credit for students who have earned credit for NSC 3260/NSC 260)

PSY 3700 Movement [3]

PSY 3750 Perception [3]

PSY 3760 Mind and Brain [3]

PSY 3765 Social Cognition and Neuroscience [4]

PSY 3775 Human Memory [3]

PSY 3780 The Visual System [3]

PSY 3785 Brain Damage and Cognition [3]

Related Course Electives (6 Credit Hours Required)

BME 3100 Systems Physiology [3]

BME 3101 Systems Physiology [3]

BSCI 2201 Introduction to Cell Biology [3]

BSCI 2201L Laboratory in Cell Biology [1]

BSCI 2210 Principles of Genetics [3]

BSCI 2210L Genetics Laboratory [1]

BSCI 2520 Biochemistry I [3]

BSCI 3270 Statistical Methods in Biology [3]

(Note: Only available for elective credit if not used to fulfill the basic math requirement)

BSCI 4265 Biochemistry II [3]

CHEM 2100 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry [4]

CHEM 3310 Biophysical Chemistry I [3]

CHEM 3710 Bioorganic Chemistry [3]

CHEM 4720 Drug Design and Development [3]

CS 1101 Programming and Problem Solving [3] or CS 1103 Introduction to Programming [3]

MATH 2300 Multivariable Calculus [3]

MATH 2400 Differential Equations w/ Linear Algebra or MATH 2420 Methods of Differential Equations [3]

PHIL 3616 Philosophy and the Natural Sciences [3]

PHIL 3630 Philosophy of Mind [3]

PSY 2100 Quantitative Methods [3]

(Note: Only available for elective credit if not used to fulfill the basic math requirement)                                   

PSY 3100 Abnormal Psychology [3]

PSY 3600 Personality [3]

PSY 3625 Depression [3]

PSY 3705 Human Sexuality [3]

PSY 3715 Animal Behavior and Evolutionary Psychology [3]

NOTE: Students seeking a second major within the College of Arts and Science may count a maximum of 6 hours of course work to meet the requirements of both majors.

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