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2016-2017 University Catalog

    Academic Majors/Minors

Neuroscience

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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 (18.5 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 1204  Biology: Molecules and Cells OR  
PSY 1004 General Psychology Two of the courses not taken in Fall term  
MATH 1304 Calculus I    
 

PSY 2404 Cognitive Neuroscience

(or Winter term Sophomore year)

 

Sophomore Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term

BIO 1206: Biology: Organisms Ecosystems  OR

BIO 1206 Biology: Organisms Ecosystems OR Elective (3 electives required - See list below)
BIO 2042 Biologist's Toolkit BIO 2042 Biologists' Toolkit   
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** PSY 2404 Cognitive Neuroscience  
  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) PSY 2404 Cognitive Neuroscience  
  Allied Course (as needed) OR  
  Elective (3 electives required - See list below)  

Senior Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
NEUR 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 (15 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 1204  Biology: Molecules and Cells OR  
PSY 1004 General Psychology Two of the courses not taken in Fall term  
CS 1124 Foundations of Computer Science  

PSY 2404 Cognitive Neuroscience

(or Winter term Sophomore year)
 
MATH 1304 Calculus I    

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**  

PSY 2404 Cognitive Neuroscience

 
**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  
  PSY 2404 Cognitive Neuroscience  
  Elective (3 electives required - See list below)  

Senior Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
NEUR 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 (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 1204  Biology: Molecules and Cells OR  
PSY 1004 General Psychology Two of the courses not taken in Fall term  
MATH 1304 Calculus I  

PSY 2404 Cognitive Neuroscience

(or Winter term Sophomore year)
 

Sophomore Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
PSY 2224 Research Methods PSY 2234 Statistical Analysis for the Social Sciences Elective (3 electives required - See list below)
PHIL 1024 Intro to Philosophy** OR Elective (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**  
 

PSY 2404 Cognitive Neuroscience

 
**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  
  PSY 2404 Cognitive Neuroscience  
  Elective (3 electives required - See list below)  

Senior Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
NEUR 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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