Neuroscience Major

Course Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

Below is a list of the courses needed to receive a B.S. in Neuroscience.  Students should see the UK Bulletin for more details and work closely with their advisor to complete these requirements.

UK Core Requirements

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity
Choose one course from approved list (3)

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities
Choose one course from approved list (3)  

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (4)

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences
CHE 105 General College Chemistry I (4)
CHE 111 Laboratory to Accompany General Chemistry I (1)

V. Composition and Communication I
CIS/WRD 110 Composition and Communication I (3)

VI. Composition and Communication II
CIS/WRD 111 Composition and Communication II (3)

VII. Quantitative Foundations
MA 137 Calculus I with Life Science Applications
MA 113 Calculus I (4)

VIII.  Statistical Inferential Reasoning
STA 296 Statistical Methods and Motivations (3)
PSY 215 Experimental Psychology
PSY 216 Applications of Statistics in Psychology (8)

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA
Choose one course from approved list (3)

X. Global Dynamics
Choose one course from approved list (3)

XI. Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)
WRD 204 Technical Writing (3)

Arts & Sciences College Requirements

I. Foreign Language (0-14)

II. Disciplinary Requirements
   a. Natural Science (completed by Major Requirements)
   b. Social Science (3)
   c. Humanities (3)

III. Laboratory or Field Work (completed by Major Requirements

IV. Two Free Electives (6)

Premajor/Preprofessional Requirements

BIO 148 Introductory Biology I (3)

BIO 152 Principles of Biology II (3)

BIO 155 Laboratory for Introductory Biology I (1)

CHE 105 General College Chemistry I (4)

CHE 111 Laboratory to Accompany General Chemistry I (1)

CHE 107 General College Chemistry II (3)

CHE 113 Laboratory to Accompany General Chemistry II (2)

MA 137 Calculus I With Life Science Applications
MA 113 Calculus I (4)

PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (4)

Program Core

BIO 302 Introduction to Neuroscience (3)

BIO 305 Introduction to Neuroscience Techniques (4)

CHE 230 Organic Chemistry I (3)

CHE 231 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)

CHE 232 Organic Chemistry II (3)

CHE 233 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

BCH 401G Fundamentals of Biochemistry (3)
CHE 550/552 Biological Chemistry I/II (6)

BIO 426 Neuroscience Seminar (1)

PHY 211/213 General Physics (10)
PHY 231/232 General University Physics
PHY 241/242 General University Physics Laboratory (10)

Two semesters of BIO 394 or PSY 393 or ANA 394 Independent Research in Neurobiology (6) 


Major Electives (12):                                                                                                                                       

Upper-level electives to be chosen from the list below to complete a total of 50 credit hours in the major. Please refer to pre-requisites of all electives prior to selecting, so that courses arranged in sequences could be taken in a timely manner.

Choose at least one course from each theme, cannot use same course to satisfy two requirements. Past course availability is given in parentheses for each course for planning purposes but is no guarantee of future availability.

A) Cellular/Molecular

ANA 442G      Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology (3)   (Fall)

CHE 556    Elements of Neurochemistry (3)   (Spring)

B) Physiology

BIO 446     Neurophysiology (3)   (Fall)

BIO 535     Comparative Neurobiology and Behavior (3)   (Spring)

C) Neuroanatomy

BIO 440     Comparative and Functional Neuroanatomy (4)   (Every other spring)

ANA 417G      Functional Human Neuroanatomy (3)   (Every Spring)

PSY 312    Brain and Behavior (3)   (Fall and Spring)

ANA 209   Principles of Human Anatomy (3)   (Fall and Spring)

 D) Integrated

PSY 312   Brain and Behavior (3)   (Fall and Spring)

BIO 375     Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (3)   (Fall)

ANA 410G      Neurobiology of Brain and Spinal Cord Disorders (3)   (Spring)

ANA 4XX Brain, Body and Mind (3)   (Spring)

[This course is in the process of being converted to a 400 level course]

BIO 447     Animal Senses (3)   (Given intermittently)

BIO 507     Biology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms (3)   (Spring)

CGS 500    Cognitive Science in Theory and Practice (3)   (Fall)

CD 571      Neural Bases of Speech, Language, and Hearing (3)   (Fall)

PSY 459       Neuropharmacology: Drugs and Behavior (3)   (Fall and Spring)

High Achieving students may take advanced level coursework from the following but note that permission of the Dean of the Graduate School is required to register for these courses:

BIO 638     Developmental Neurobiology   (3)   (Fall)

ANA 605    Neurobiology of CNS Injury and Repair (3)   (Fall)

Total Minimum Hours Required for Degree:  120                                                                                                                             


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