Degree Requirements

Requirements for the Interdisciplinary Emphasis in Neuroscience

  1. Completion of five units to include:
    1. 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.
    2. 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
      • BIOL 340, Animal Communication*
      • EXSC 221, Human Physiology
      • EXSC 222, Human Anatomy
      • PHYS 231 A Circuits/Electronics
      • EXSC 328 Neuroscience In Exercise
      • BIOL 361, Biochemical Pathways and Processes OR CHEM 461, Metabolic Biochemistry
      • BIOL 404, Molecular Biology
      • BIOL 434, Neurobiology
      • PSYC 313, Physiological Psychology
      • EXSC 424 Recent Advances in Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Neuroplasticity
      • EXSC 428 Advanced Neuroscience in Exercise

      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
    3. NRSC 450, Senior Seminar: Special Topics in Neuroscience
  2. 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.

* Some courses are not offered every year

Notes

  1. Courses taken to fulfill requirements of a student's first major will NOT count towards the Interdisciplinary Emphasis designation.
  2. Courses may be taken to fulfill both Interdisciplinary Emphasis requirements and, Core, minor, second major and university graduation requirements.
  3. Internship/research may be taken for credit through the Internship Program or the student's major department.