Neuroscience Major Requirements

Six Core Courses. Students must also complete the course work in one of two concentrations (Behavioral Neuroscience or Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience). 

The Neuroscience Core

Cellular/Molecular Neuroscience Concentration

A minimum of 15 courses (at least 9 of which are 300-level or above) to include the following (in addition to the core courses listed above):

 

Behavioral Neuroscience Concentration

A minimum of 13 courses (at least 7 of which are 300-level or above) to include the following (in addition to the core courses listed above):

 

Students pursuing a major in Neuroscience should be aware of the following:

  • As listed above, students may receive course credit for an independent study in any represented discipline (biology, chemistry or psychology), assuming the research is directly related to the field of neuroscience (as approved by the neuroscience program chair).
  • Students may count up to two units of research, via directed study, toward fulfilling major requirements. That directed study should occur in a single discipline, though a student may petition to include research from different disciplines pending the program director’s approval.