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Neuroscience courses

2018-19

Program Advisors:

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

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

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

MAJOR IN NEUROSCIENCE 36 credits, including PSYC 200 or PSYC 248, PSYC-240, PSYC-246,  PSYC-349, PSYC 352, PSYC-452/453 or PSYC-466. Minimum of one Neuroscience elective (choose from PSYC 324, PSYC 343, PSYc 347, PSYC 418), and two multi- disciplinary electives from different course codes ( choose from BIOL 130, BIOL 250, BIOL 358, BIOL 360, BIOL 362, CSC 320, CSD 375, CSD 380, CSD 440, PHIL 312, PHIL 318, PHIL 329, RELG 326).Students will take additional electives, which may include PSYC 382, to reach a minimum of 36 total credits. 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, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Computer Sciences, Math, Physics, Psychology, Philosophy, and Religion.

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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