Academic Bulletin 2023-2024 
    May 30, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2023-2024

Neuroscience Major

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Faculty: Bertholomey, Clark, French, J.R. Hollerman, Warren

The Neuroscience major is a program in the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Area of Study. Neuroscience majors may not minor in Psychology.

Neuroscience Major Learning Outcomes

Students completing a major in Neuroscience are expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and neurochemistry in relation to sensory processing, behavior, cognition, and health;
  • Demonstrate a depth of knowledge in both cell and molecular neurobiology and behavioral and cognitive neuroscience;
  • Understand the tools and methods used in neuroscience research and critically analyze the primary literature in specific sub-disciplines within neuroscience;
  • Design, conduct, and interpret results of neuroscience experiments and effectively communicate these results in both oral and written form.

The Neuroscience Major

The Neuroscience major, consisting of 54-58 credits, leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. At graduation, Neuroscience majors must have a GPA of at least 2.0 in the major. The calculation is based on the grades for all courses presented for the major. Only the most recent grade is considered for courses that have been repeated. A maximum of 8 transfer  credits may be counted toward the major; exceptions must be approved by the department chair. 


Core Courses/Fundamentals:

Must take all:

Note: Students may elect to take one course from the Core Courses/Fundamentals requirements on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Junior Seminar/Senior Project

Junior Seminar:

Choose one from:


Take three 4-credit courses from the following three areas, including at least one from the Cellular and Molecular list and one from the Behavioral and Cognitive list. At least two of these 4-credit classes must be numbered 300 or above.

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