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Neuroscience courses


Program Advisors:

RUPA GUPTA GORDON, Assistant Professor (Psychology)
B.S., Purdue; Ph.D., University of Iowa

IAN A. HARRINGTON, Associate Professor, Chair (Psychology)
B.S., Dalhousie University; M.A., Ph.D., Toledo

SHARA STOUGH, Assistant Professor (Psychology)
B.A., Coe College; Ph.D., University of California-Irvine

MAJOR IN NEUROSCIENCE 39 credits, including PSYC-100, PSYC-240, PSYC-246, PSYC-248, PSYC-349, PSYC-452/453 or PSYC-466; BIOL-351, BIOL-358; PHIL-329. Minimum of 12 credits electives with at least 3 credits in PSYC. Students may take additional electives. Students who complete Senior Inquiry in another major with a project not related to neuroscience must substitute an additional 3-credit elective at the 300-400 level for the SI in NSCI. Students who complete Senior Inquiry in another major with a project related to neuroscience need no additional coursework. The major requires a minimum of 18 credits at the 300-400 level.

Students may NOT major in both neuroscience and psychology (3-18-10.)

Recommended supporting courses: some or all of the following are recommended for students planning to pursue graduate training in neuroscience and may be required by some graduate programs: CHEM-121, CHEM-122, CHEM-123, CHEM-311, CHEM-312, CHEM-313, CHEM-411; MATH-219; PHYS-101, PHYS-102, PHYS-103 or PHYS-201, PHYS-102, PHYS-203. Please consult with advisor.

For course descriptions, see the catalog pages for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, and Philosophy.

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.

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