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Neuroscience (BS)

Offered by the Neuroscience program, College of Arts and Sciences.

Admission to the Program

Formal admission to the major requires a grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and the approval of the program director.

  • 120 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better
  • Completion of college writing requirement
  • Completion of university mathematics requirement

General Education Requirements

  • A total of ten courses, consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas
  • At least one course from Area Five: The Natural and Mathematical Sciences must include a laboratory science component
  • No more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline

Major Requirements

  • 76 credit hours with grades of C or better, including 6 credit hours of foundation courses, 32 credit hours of basic science, 12 credit hours of basic math/computer science/statistics, 8 credit hours of framework research methods with lab, and 18 credit hours of upper-level electives

Course Requirements

Foundation (6 credit hours)

Basic Science (32 credit hours)

Basic Math/Computer Science/Statistics (12 credit hours)

Framework Research Methods with Lab (8 credit hours)

 Complete 8 credit hours from the following:

Upper-level Electives (18 credit hours)

Complete 18 credit hours approved by program director, with 6 credit hours from each of the following:

BIO Electives

 Complete 6 credit hours from the following:

PSYC Electives

Complete 6 credit hours from the following:

Other Electives

Complete 6 credit hours from the following:

Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees

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