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2013-2014 University Catalog

    Academic Majors/Minors

Neuroscience

Program Director:
Office: Hazelrigg 111
Phone: 233-8252

Neuroscience majors must select an area of emphasis, which will determine the courses required for the major.  the three areas of emphasis are biology, computer science, and psychology.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Neuroscience Major Pattern - Biology Emphasis (18 course units)
First Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
Two of the following: CS 2124 Logic and Problem Solving* CS 2124 Logic and Problem Solving* (If not taken in Winter term)
BIO 1044 Biological Interactions  OR  
PSY 1004 General Psychology Two of the courses not taken in Fall term  
CS 1124 Foundations of Computer Science    
MATH 1304 Calculus I    
*Prerequisite of CS 1124

Sophomore Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
BIO 2024 Genetics OR BIO 2024 Genetics OR Elective (3 electives required - See list below)
BIO 2304 Cell & Molecular Biology BIO 2304 Cell & Molecular Biology  
PHYS 2115 University Physics I PHIL 1024 Intro to Philosophy** OR  
PHIL 1024 Intro to Philosophy** OR  PHIL 2554 History of Modern Philosophy**  
PHIL 2514 Ancient Greek  and Roman Philosophy** Allied Course OR  
  Elective (3 electives required - See list below)  
**Only 1 of theses courses is required. CS-3444/PHIL-3444 Mental Organs has prerequisite of CS-2444, PHIL-1024, PHIL-2514, or PHIL-2554

Junior Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
PSY 3304 Biopsychology CS 3444 Mental Organs OR (PHIL-3444 Mental Organs) Elective (3 electives required - See list below)
Allied Course BIO 3224 Neurobiology  
Elective (3 electives required - See list below) Allied Course (as needed) OR  
  Elective (3 electives required - See list below)  

Senior Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
NS 4044 Capstone in Neuroscience Allied Course (as needed) OR Elective (3 electives required - See list below)
Allied Course (5 allied courses required) OR Elective (3 electives required - See list below)  
Elective (3 electives required - See list below)    

NOTES: 
1. At least 1 elective must be at the 3000-Level or above
2. Intermediate Courses in the psychology or computer science areas of emphasis may also be used as electives.
 

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Neuroscience Major Pattern - Computer Science Emphasis (14 course units)
First Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
Two of the following: CS 2124 Logic and Problem Solving* CS 2124 Logic and Problem Solving* (If not taken in Winter term)
BIO 1044 Biological Interactions  OR  
PSY 1004 General Psychology Two of the courses not taken in Fall term  
CS 1124 Foundations of Computer Science    
MATH 1304 Calculus I    
*Prerequisite of CS 1124

Sophomore Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
CS 2444 Data Structures Elective (3 electives required - See list below) Elective (3 electives required - See list below)
PHYS 2115 University Physics I PHIL 1024 Intro to Philosophy** OR  
PHIL 1024 Intro to Philosophy** OR PHIL 2554 History of Modern Philosophy**  
PHIL 2514 Ancient Greek  and Roman Philosophy**    
**CS-3444/PHIL-3444 Mental Organs has prerequisite of CS-2444, PHIL-1024, PHIL-2514, or PHIL-2554

Junior Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
PSY 3304 Biopsychology CS 3444 Mental Organs (PHIL-3444 Mental Organs) Elective (3 electives required - See list below)
Elective (3 electives required - See list below) BIO 3224 Neurobiology  
  Elective (3 electives required - See list below)  

Senior Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
NS 4044 Capstone in Neuroscience Elective (3 electives required - See list below) Elective (3 electives required - See list below)
Elective (3 electives required - See list below)    

NOTES: 
1. At least 1 elective must be at the 3000-Level or above
2. Intermediate Courses in the biology or psychology areas of emphasis may also be used as electives.
 

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Neuroscience Major Pattern - Psychology Emphasis (13 course units)
First Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
Two of the following: CS 2124 Logic and Problem Solving* CS 2124 Logic and Problem Solving* (If not taken in Winter term)
BIO 1044 Biological Interactions  OR  
PSY 1004 General Psychology Two of the courses not taken in Fall term  
CS 1124 Foundations of Computer Science    
MATH 1304 Calculus I    
*Prerequisite of CS 1124

Sophomore Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
CS 2444 Data Structures PSY 2234 Statistical Analysis for the Social Sciences Elective (3 electives required - See list below)
PSY 2224 Research Methods Elective (3 electives required - See list below)  
PHIL 1024 Intro to Philosophy** OR PHIL 1024 Intro to Philosophy** OR  
PHIL 2514 Ancient Greek  and Roman Philosophy** PHIL 2554 History of Modern Philosophy**  
**CS-3444/PHIL-3444 Mental Organs has prerequisite of CS-2444, PHIL-1024, PHIL-2514, or PHIL-2554

Junior Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
PSY 3304 Biopsychology CS 3444 Mental Organs (PHIL-3444 Mental Organs) Elective (3 electives required - See list below)
Elective (3 electives required - See list below) BIO 3224 Neurobiology  
  Elective (3 electives required - See list below)  

Senior Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
NS 4044 Capstone in Neuroscience Elective (3 electives required - See list below) Elective (3 electives required - See list below)
Elective (3 electives required - See list below)    

NOTES: 
1. At least 1 elective must be at the 3000-Level or above
2. Intermediate Courses in the biology or computer science areas of emphasis may also be used as electives.
 
 
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