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
   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 courses. Courses used to meet core requirments cannot be used to meet Guided Elective requirement.

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                 Vertebrate Endocrinology (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                 Animal Senses (3)                                                                    

BIO 507                 Biology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms (3)                            

*BIO 510               Recombinant DNA Techniques Laboratory (4)                         

**BIO 315              Introduction to Cell Biology (3)                                                               

**BCH 401G          Fundamentals of Biochemistry (3)                                           

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

BIO 550                 Advanced Physiology (3)                                                          

CHE 232               Organic Chemistry II (3)                                                           

CHE 233               Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)                                          

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

PHY 213               General Physics II (5) OR   PHY 232 General University Physics (4) and PHY 242 General University Physics Laboratory (1) 

PGY 412G           Principles of Human Physiology (4)                                            

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

PSY 312               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.

 

 

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