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Course Sequence

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 (18.5 course units)

First Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
Two of the following:CS 2124 Logic and Problem SolvingCS 2124 Logic and Problem Solving (If not taken in Winter term)
BIO 1204  Biology: Molecules and CellsOR 
PSY 1004 General PsychologyTwo of the courses not taken in Fall term 
MATH 1304 Calculus I  

Sophomore Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
BIO 1206: Biology: Organisms Ecosystems  ORBIO 1206 Biology: Organisms Ecosystems ORElective (3 electives required – See list below)
BIO 2042 Biologist’s ToolkitBIO 2042 Biologists’ Toolkit  
PHYS 2115 University Physics IPHIL 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 TermWinter Term May Term
PSY 3304 BiopsychologyCS 3444 Mental Organs OR (PHIL-3444 Mental Organs)Elective (3 electives required – See list below)
Allied CourseBIO 3224 Neurobiology 
Elective (3 electives required – See list below)PSY 2404 Cognitive Neuroscience 
 Allied Course (as needed) OR 
 Elective (3 electives required – See list below) 

Senior Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
NEUR 4044 Capstone in NeuroscienceAllied Course (as needed) ORElective (3 electives required – See list below)
Allied Course (5 allied courses required) ORElective (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 (15 course units)

First Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
Two of the following:CS 2124 Logic and Problem SolvingCS 2124 Logic and Problem Solving (If not taken in Winter term)
BIO 1204  Biology: Molecules and CellsOR 
PSY 1004 General PsychologyTwo of the courses not taken in Fall term 
CS 1124 Foundations of Computer Science  
MATH 1304 Calculus I  

Sophomore Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
CS 2444 Data StructuresElective (3 electives required – See list below)Elective (3 electives required – See list below)
PHYS 2115 University Physics IPHIL 1024 Intro to Philosophy** OR 
PHIL 1024 Intro to Philosophy** ORPHIL 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 TermWinter Term May Term
PSY 3304 BiopsychologyCS 3444 Mental Organs (PHIL-3444 Mental Organs)Elective (3 electives required – See list below)
Elective (3 electives required – See list below)BIO 3224 Neurobiology 
 PSY 2404 Cognitive Neuroscience 
 Elective (3 electives required – See list below) 

Senior Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
NEUR 4044 Capstone in NeuroscienceElective (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 (14 course units)

First Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
Two of the following:CS 2124 Logic and Problem SolvingCS 2124 Logic and Problem Solving (If not taken in Winter term)
BIO 1204  Biology: Molecules and CellsOR 
PSY 1004 General PsychologyTwo of the courses not taken in Fall term 
MATH 1304 Calculus I  

Sophomore Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
PSY 2224 Research MethodsPSY 2234 Statistical Analysis for the Social SciencesElective (3 electives required – See list below)
PHIL 1024 Intro to Philosophy** ORElective (3 electives required – See list below) 
PHIL 2514 Ancient Greek  and Roman Philosophy**PHIL 1024 Intro to Philosophy** OR 
 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 TermWinter Term May Term
PSY 3304 BiopsychologyCS 3444 Mental Organs (PHIL 3444 Mental Organs)Elective (3 electives required – See list below)
Elective (3 electives required – See list below)BIO 3224 Neurobiology 
 PSY 2404 Cognitive Neuroscience 
 Elective (3 electives required – See list below) 

Senior Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
NEUR 4044 Capstone in NeuroscienceElective (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.