School of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience combines psychology, biology and chemistry to illuminate the biological basis of human action, while allowing students to develop skills that are useful in careers ranging from doctor, scientist, or veterinarian to occupational therapist and bioinformatics. 

Whether your goal is to work in a hospital, biotechnology firm or government agency, the B.S. in Neuroscience will place you at the threshold of a field that promises to provide innovative solutions to some of the most pressing human health concerns of modern times.

Degree Requirements


Complete 120 total credit hours, with at least 30 at the 300-400 (upper division) level, with a program cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

General Education Requirements

Complete the University General Education curriculum requirements. 

Math Requirement

MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics - 3 credit hours

Psychology Core

  • PSY-P 101 Introductory Psychology I*
  • PSY-P 102 Introductory Psychology II
  • PSY-P 341 Research Methods and Statistics I
  • PSY-P 342 Research Methods and Statistics II*
  • PSY-B 452 Seminar in Psychology (Capstone Course)
  • PSY-P 199 Planning Your Psychology Career
  • PSY-P 326 Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PSY-P407 Drugs and the Nervous System OR AHLT-M 350 Medical Sciences for Health Information -I Pharmacology
  • COAS-S 154 Pathways*

PSY-P 341 and PSY-P 342 must be taken in consecutive semesters.

Advanced Neuroscience Courses (select 3 credit hours):

  • PSY-P 329 Sensation and Perception
  • PSY-P 335 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY-P 408 Brain and Cognition 
  • PSY-P 411 Neural Bases of Learning and Memory
  • PSY-P 417 Animal Behavior
  • PSY-P 418 Behavior Genetics
  • PSY-P 461 Human Memory
  • PSY-P 493 Neuroscience Independent Research Course
  • COAS-S 399 Neuroscience Internship

Natural Science Courses (10 credit hours)

  • CHEM-C 101 Elementary Chemistry I*
  • CHEM-C 121 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory I*
  • BIOL-L 101 Introduction to the Biological Sciences

Philosophy (select 3 credit hours)

  • PHIL-P 393 Bioethics
  • PHIL-P 360 Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

Additional Natural Science (select 2 options)

  • BIOL-L 211 Molecular Biology AND BIOL-L 323 Molecular Biology Lab
  • BIOL-L 311 Genetics AND BIOL-L 319 Genetics Laboratory
  • PHSL-P 215 Basic Mammalian Physiology
  • PHSL-P 416 Comparative Animal Physiology AND PHSL-P 418 Lab in Comparative Animal Physiology
  • CHEM-C 102 Elementary Chemistry II AND CHEM-C 122 Elementary Chemistry II Laboratory
  • PHYS-P 100 Physics in the Modern World
  • PHYS-P 105 Basic Physics of Sound
  • PHYS-P 120 Energy and Technology
  • PHYS-P 201 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat, and Sound

*Fulfills Campus-wide General Education Requirement

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