Requirements for the Interdisciplinary Emphasis in Neuroscience
Completion of five units to include:
NRSC 201, Introduction to Neuroscience (prerequisite BIOL 111 OR BIOL 101 with permission of instructor OR permission of instructor). NOTE: Completion of NRSC 201 with a grade of C or better is required to earn an emphasis in neuroscience.
Completion of three units of elective courses, at least two from outside the student's major. Selection of elective courses should be made in consultation with a neuroscience advisor.
Biological Foundations of Neuroscience
BIOL 212, Cell Biology
EXSC 221, Human Physiology
EXSC 222, Human Anatomy
BIOL 361, Biochemical Pathways and Processes OR CHEM 461, Metabolic Biochemistry
BIOL 404, Molecular Biology
BIOL 434, Neurobiology
PSYC 313, Physiological Psychology
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience
PHIL 228, Philosophy of Mind
PSYC 230 Behavioral Neuroscience OR PSYC 356 Clinical Neuropsychology
STS 318, Science and Gender (Connections)
PSYC 310, Sensation, Perception, and Action
STS 350, Introduction to Cognitive Science (Connections)
PSYCH 351, Language Development
PSYC 371, Cognition and Aging
PSYC 373 Perceiving Self and Other
CSCI 431, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
BIOL 472, Animal Behavior
NRSC 450, Senior Seminar: Special Topics in Neuroscience
Completion of either an internship or research experience in the discipline and approved in advance by the steering committee. (Note: students must meet with a neuroscience advisor and submit an application for internship/research prior to the end of the second semester of their junior year.) Course credit earned from an internship or research experience does not count toward the required five units of course work outlined above.
Courses taken to fulfill requirements of a student's first major will NOT count towards the Interdisciplinary Emphasis designation.
Courses may be taken to fulfill both Interdisciplinary Emphasis requirements and, Core, minor, second major and university graduation requirements.
Internship/research may be taken for credit through the Internship Program or the student's major department.