Neuroscience Major

 

Course Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

 

Important Notice:  The Neuroscience B.S. Program curriculum has changed. For current students, you may continue to progress using the original curriculum (scroll down below)

The “New” curriculum is below, and must be followed by all students first enrolling in the Neuroscience B.S. Program in the Fall of 2019 and after.

Current Neuroscience majors may switch to the new curriculum immediately. Please contact your advisor of Dr. Robin Cooper if you wish to do so.


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.

New Curriculum:


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
   or
MA 113 Calculus I (4)

VIII.  Statistical Inferential Reasoning
STA 296 Statistical Methods and Motivations (3)
   or
PSY 215 Experimental Psychology
   and
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
   or
MA 113 Calculus I (4)

PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (4)


CORE AND ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL STUDENTS ENROLLED FROM SPRING 2019 AND AFTER

Pre-Medical Major Core Courses

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)
   or
CHE 550/552 Biological Chemistry I/II (6)

BIO 426 Neuroscience Seminar (1)

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

 

Non-Premedical Major Core Courses

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)

BIO 315 Introduction to Cell Biology (4)

 or

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

BIO 426 Neuroscience Seminar (1)

PHY 211 General Physics (5) 
   or
PHY 231 General University Physics (4)
   and
PHY 241 General University Physics Lab (1)

 

 

Guided Electives

 

Students must complete 27 credits hours of guided electives.  At least 12 of the 27 credit hours must come from group one.  Students may choose from the remaining courses in group one or group two to equal the 27 credit hours of guided electives. Students cannot enroll in more than 3 credit hours of research courses in one semester even if under different prefix (i.e. ANA 394, BIO 394, PSY 393, PGY 394) and no more than 6 total credit hours of research may be used towards the major.

 

Group One (12 credit hours required)

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

 

ANA 442G             Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology (3) 

 

ANA 417G             Functional Human Neuroanatomy (3)

 

BIO 410                 Laboratory in Genetics and Cell Biology (3)

 

BIO 446                 Neurophysiology (3)

 

*BIO 535               Comparative Neurobiology and Behavior (3)

 

CHE 556               Elements of Neurochemistry (3)

 

PGY 431               Introduction to Neuroendocrinology (3)

 

PSY 459                Neuropharmacology: Drugs and Behavior (3)

 

 

Group Two

ANA 394                Independent Study in Neuroscience and Neurobiology (1-3)

 

BIO 394                 Research in Neuroscience (1-3)

 

PSY 393                Research in Neuroscience (1-3)

 

PGY 394                Independent Work in Neurobiology and Neuroscience (1-3)

 

*ANA 516              Selected Topics in Neuroscience (3)

 

BIO 375                 Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (3)

 

BIO 440                 Comparative and Functional Anatomy (4)

 

BIO 447 (3)           Animal Senses (3)

 

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

 

*BIO 510 (4)          Recombinant DNA Techniques Laboratory (4)

 

**BIO 315 (3)        Introduction to Cell Biology (3)

 

**BCH 401G       Fundamentals of Biochemistry (3)

 

**CHE 550/552   Biological Chemistry I/II (6)

 

BIO 550 (3)           Advanced Comparative Physiology (3)

 

CHE 232 (3)          Organic Chemistry II (3)

 

CHE 233 (1)          Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)

 

*CSD 571 (3)        Neural Basis of Speech, Language and Hearing (3)

 

PHY 213                General Physics II (5)

OR                         

PHY 232(4)           General University Physics (4)

 

and PHY 242 (1)  General University Physics Laboratory (1)

 

PGY 412G (4)       Principles of Human Physiology (4)

 

PGY 502/BIO 502 Principles of Systems, Cellular and Molecular Physiology (5)

 

PSY 312 (3)          Brain and Behavior (3)

 

Total Guided Electives: 27 credit hours

 

* requires consent of instructor

** may only be used as electives if course is not used to satisfy program core requirements.

 


Original Curriculum

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
   or
MA 113 Calculus I (4)

VIII.  Statistical Inferential Reasoning
STA 296 Statistical Methods and Motivations (3)
   or
PSY 215 Experimental Psychology
   and
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
   or
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)
   or
CHE 550/552 Biological Chemistry I/II (6)

BIO 426 Neuroscience Seminar (1)

PHY 211/213 General Physics (10)
   or
PHY 231/232 General University Physics
   and
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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