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Major Requirements: 2006-07 Academic Year

Required Credit Hours

35 (plus 18 credit hours in prerequisites). Alterations in the prescribed curriculum, while not encouraged,
may be petitioned to the Committee on Honors and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Major Writing Requirement

The Major Writing Requirement will be satisfied by (1) completing one of the writing intensive electives (BIO 433, CHEM 417, PSYC 302, PSYC 413 or PSYC 415) or (2) completing a writing project (such as a research experience;
APSC 401/402, BIO 403, CHEM 409, KINE 480/481 or PSYC 491) with an individual Neuroscience faculty member (see the Neuroscience website for a list of program faculty).

Prerequisite Courses

(CREDITS) COURSE
(3) BIOL 203 Principles of Biology I
(3) BIOL 204 Principles of Biology II
(3) CHEM 103 General Chemistry I
(3) CHEM 206 Organic Chemistry I
(3) PSYC 201 Introduction to Psychology as a Natural Science
(3) PSYC 301 Elementary Statistics, MATH 106 Elementary Probability and Statistics, or KINE 394 Statistics and Evaluation

Required Courses

(CREDITS) COURSE
(3) BIOL 345 Neurobiology
(3) CHEM 307 or 209 Organic Chemistry II
(3) CHEM 308 General Chemistry II or 305 Inorganic Chemistry
(4) PHYS101 or 107 General Physics I
(4) PHYS102 or 108 General Physics II
(3) PSYC 313 Physiological Psychology
(3/4) KINE 304 Human Physiology, BIOL 432 Animal Physiology, or PSYC 317 Sensation and Perception

A major must also complete at least four additional courses. At least one course must be chosen from the Behavioral Neuroscience group and at least one course must be chosen from the Cell/Systems Neuroscience group (see below). One of the remaining two electives may be satisfied with an undergraduate research experience with a Neuroscience Facutly Member (APSC 401/402, BIOL 403, CHEM 409, KINE 480/481, PSYC 491) for at least 3 credits.

Behavioral Neuroscience Courses

(CREDITS) COURSE
(3) BIOL 410 Animal Behavior
(3) KINE 322 Motor Learning
(4) PSYC 302 Experimental Methods
(3) PSYC 311 Cognitive Psychology
(3) PSYC 315 Foundations of Learning and Memory
(4) PSYC 413 Research in Physiological Psychology
(4) PSYC 415 Comparative Psychology
(3) PSYC 445 Psychopharmacology
(3) PSYC 447 Cognitive Neuroscience

Cell/Systems Neuroscience Courses

(CREDITS) COURSE
(3) APSC 431 Applied Cellular Neuroscience
(3) APSC 432 Applied Systems Neuroscience
(3) APSC 451 Cellular Biophysics and Modeling
(3) APSC 452 Networks in the Brain and Biology
(3) BIOL 404(01)/415 General Endocrinology
(3) BIOL 404(02) Molecular Neurobiology
(3) BIOL 404(03) Developmental Neurobiology
(3) BIOL 433 Developmental Biology
(3) BIOL 442 Molecular Genetics
(4) BIOL 447 Neurophysiology
(3) CHEM 417 Neurochemistry
(3) KINE 450 Cardiovascular Physiology
(3) KINE 485 Cellular and Biochemical Effects of Exercise