Approved Courses

The following is a list of designated courses offered on a regular basis. Particular courses offered each semester will be made available through SIS. Each course on the list can be used to satisfy only one category of requirement. For example, PSYC 4200 can count as only one of the following: a neuroscience core course, an upper level BIOL/PSYC course or an elective.
 

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Pre-Requisites (do NOT count toward 30 credits)

BIOL 2100: Introduction to Biology with Laboratory: Cell Biology & Genetics

CHEM 1410 (or 1810): Introductory College Chemistry I

CHEM 1411 (or 1811): Introductory College Chemistry I Laboratory

CHEM 1420: Introductory College Chemistry II (or other math or science course)

CHEM 1421: Introductory College Chemistry II Laboratory (or other math or science course)

MATH 1210: Applied Calculus I (can substitute MATH 1310)

Pre-Requisites (count toward 30 credits)

BIOL 3050: Introduction to Neurobiology (either/or with PSYC 2200)

PSYC 2200: A Survey of the Neural Basis of Behavior (either/or with BIOL 3050)

Required Courses (do NOT count toward 30 credits)

NESC 3960: Research in Neuroscience – 1st semester for 3rd year students

NESC 3960: Research in Neuroscience – 2nd semester for 3rd year students

NESC 4970: Distinguished Majors Thesis – 1st semester for 4th year students (required for distinguished major only)

NESC 4980: Distinguished Majors Thesis – 2nd semester for 4th year students (required for distinguished major only)

Neuroscience Core Courses (required; all count toward 30 credits)

BIOL 3000: Cell Biology

NESC 3980: Current Topics in Neuroscience I

NESC 3985: Current Topics in Neuroscience II

BIOL 4340: Experimental Foundations of Neurobiology

BIOL 4310 or BIOL 4660 or PSYC 4200

Upper Level BIOL and PSYC Courses (need 3 total; all count toward 30 credits)

BIOL 4310: Sensory Neurobiology

BIOL 4660: How Do They Do It? Method and Logic in Biomedical Science

PSYC 4200: Neural Mechanisms of Behavior

BIOL 3559-x: Introduction to Epigenetics (cross-listed with PSYC 4255)

BIOL 4015: Neural Development Laboratory: From Stem Cells to Neuronal Circuitry

BIOL 4040: Laboratory in Cell Biology

BIOL 4120: When Good Cells Go Bad

BIOL 4190: Biological Clocks

BIOL 4280: The Genetic Basis of Behavior

BIOL 4320: Signal Transduction: How Each Cell Talks to Each Other

BIOL 4360: Cytokine Signaling and Neural Development

BIOL 4365: How to Map a Brain

BIOL 4560: Electric Crayfish: Elements of Neurophysiology

BIOL 5070: Practical Aspects of Light Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences

PSYC 4250: Brain Systems Involved in Memory

PSYC 4255: Behavioral Epigenetics (cross-listed with BIOL 3559-x)

PSYC 4270: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

PSYC 4559-2: Brain Mapping: An Introduction to Functional MRI

PSYC 4585: Behavior Genetics

PSYC 4755: Social Neuroscience

PSYC 5265: Functional Neuroanatomy

PSYC 5325: Cognitive Neuroscience

PSYC 5355: Neurobiology of Speech and Language

PSYC 5559-x: Neuropharmacology

PSYC 5559-x: Evolutionary Neuroscience

PSYC 5559-x: The Cerebral Cortex

Electives (need 1; all count toward 30 credits)

BIOL 3050: Introduction to Neurobiology (can be an elective if PSYC 2200 taken)

BIOL 4310: Sensory Neurobiology

BIOL 4660: How Do They Do It? Method and Logic in Biomedical Science

PSYC 4200: Neural Mechanisms of Behavior

BIOL 3010: Genetics and Molecular Biology

BIOL 3030: Biochemistry

BIOL 3040: Development and Regenerative Biology

BIOL 3240: Introduction to Immunology

BIOL 3250: Introduction to Animal Behavior

BIOL 3559-x: Introduction to Epigenetics (cross-listed with PSYC 4255)

BIOL 4000: Laboratory in Molecular Biology

BIOL 4005: Functional Genomic Screening to Identify Disease Mechanisms & Treatment

BIOL 4015: Neural Development Laboratory: From Stem Cells to Neuronal Circuitry

BIOL 4040: Laboratory in Cell Biology

BIOL 4050: Developmental Biology

BIOL 4060: Organ Development and Tissue Engineering

BIOL 4070: Developmental Biology Laboratory

BIOL 4120: When Good Cells Go Bad

BIOL 4140: NextGen Sequencing and Its Applications

BIOL 4180: Behavioral Ecology

BIOL 4190: Biological Clocks

BIOL 4210: Genome Sciences: The DNA Revolution in Science and Society

BIOL 4220: Introduction to Systems Biology

BIOL 4230: Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics

BIOL 4250: Human Genetics

BIOL 4260: Cellular Mechanisms

BIOL 4270: Animal Behavior Laboratory

BIOL 4280: The Genetic Basis of Behavior

BIOL 4320: Signal Transduction: How Each Cell Talks to Each Other

BIOL 4360 Cytokine Signaling and Neural Development

BIOL 4365: How to Map a Brain

BIOL 4560: Electric Crayfish: Elements of Neurophysiology

BIOL 4770: Synthetic Biology

BIOL 5070: Practical Aspects of Light Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences

PSYC 3210: Psychobiology Laboratory

PSYC 4250: Brain Systems Involved in Memory

PSYC 4255: Behavioral Epigenetics (cross-listed with BIOL 3559-x)

PSYC 4270: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

PSYC 4559-2: Brain Mapping: An Introduction to Functional MRI

PSYC 4585: Behavior Genetics

PSYC 4755: Social Neuroscience

PSYC 5215: Neuroplasticity and Perception/Cognition/Behavior

PSYC 5265: Functional Neuroanatomy

PSYC 5355: Neurobiology of Speech and Language

PSYC 5559-x: Neuropharmacology

PSYC 5559-x: Evolutionary Neuroscience

PSYC 5559-x: Introduction to Bayesian Methods

PSYC 5559-x: Experimental Research and Data Analysis

CHEM 3721: Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

CHEM 4410: Biological Chemistry I

CHEM 4411: Biological Chemistry Laboratory I

CHEM 4420: Biological Chemistry II

CHEM 4421: Biological Chemistry Laboratory II

BME 3636: Neural Network Models of Cognition and Brain Computation