Courses

Neurobiology Major Requirements Offered:

Summer 2019
Note for Summer: Neurobiology – Zoology/Psychology 523 is being offered summer 2019. Offered in 4-week session. May 20-June 16. M-F 8:30-10:45am.
Scholarships for summer term available. Applications open 2/15/2019

Fall 2019
Note for Fall: New addition to Distributed Neuroscience Coursework. Psych 505 – Cog Neurosci: Brdg Mind & Brain.


MATHEMATICS, STATISTICS, CHEMISTRY, AND PHYSICS
Calculus: MATH 211, 217, 221 or 275
Statistics: STAT 371 or 541
General Chemistry: (CHEM 103-104) or CHEM 109 or (CHEM 115-116)
Organic Chemistry: CHEM 341 or (CHEM 343 & 345)
General Physics 1 : PHYSICS 103, 201, 207, or 247
General Physics 2: PHYSICS 104, 202, 208 or 248

GENERAL BIOLOGY (Complete option 1, 2, or 3):
1. Introductory Biology 1 & 2: ZOOLOGY 151-152
2. Animal Biology + General Botany: ZOOLOGY 101-102 & BOTANY 130
3. Biology Core Curriculum: BIOCORE 381, 383, 485, 587 and two labs from: BIOCORE 382, 384, 486

REQUIRED NEUROSCIENCE COURSES:
Neurobiology: ZOOLOGY 523 (Offered Fall, Summer semesters)
Behavioral Neuroscience: PSYCH 454 (Offered Spring semester)
Neuroscience Seminar: ZOOLOGY 500 (Offered Fall, Spring semesters)

Distributed Neuroscience Coursework (3 COURSES, no more than one course with an asterisk (*) may apply):
ANAT+PHY – 335 – Physiology*
ANAT+PHY – 435 – Fundamentals of Human Physiology*
BIOCHEM 375 – Molecular Control of Metabolism and Metabolic Disease*
BIOCHEM 501 – Introduction to Biochemistry*
BIOCHEM 508 – General Biochemistry 2*
BIOCHEM 630 – Cellular Signal Transduction Mechanisms*
BME 520 – Stem Cell Bioengineering*
CS&D 210 – Neural Basis of Communication
CS&D 503 – Neural Mechanisms of Speech, Hearing & Language
ED PSYCH 326 – Mind, Brain and Education
GENETICS 520 – Neurogenetics
KINES 531 – Neural Control of Movement
NTP 610 – Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
NTP 611 – Systems Neuroscience
NTP 629 – Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Memory
NTP 630 – Neuronal Mechanisms for Sensation & Memory in the Cerebral Cortex
NTP 651 – Methods for Neuroimaging Research
NTP 655 – Modeling Neurodevelopmental Disease
NTP 670 – Stem Cells and the Central Nervous System
NTP 675 – Topic: Brain Mapping in Health and Disease: Applications
NTP 675 – Topic: Functional Brain Imaging of Cognitive Disorders
NTP 675 – Topic: Molecular Mechanisms of Brain Damage
NTP 675 – Topic: Neuroendocrinology
NTP 675 – Topic: Reproductive Neuroendocrinology
NTP 677 – Basic Sleep Mechs and Sleep Disorders: Neurobiology to sleep Medicine
PHM SCI 521 – Pharmacology I
PHYSIOL 533 – Molecular Physiology
PSYCH 406 – Psychology of Perception
PSYCH 414 – Cognitive Psychology
PSYCH 505 – Cognitive Neuroscience: Bridging Mind and Brain
PSYCH 513 – Hormones, Brain, and Behavior
PSYCH 601 – Topic: Epigenetics and the Brain
PSYCH 601 – Topic: Neuropharmacology
PSYCH 601 – Topic: Neural Basis of Cognitive Control
PSYCH 601 – Topic: Neuroeconomics
PSYCH 606 – Hormones and Behavior
ZOOLOGY 470 – Introduction to Animal Development*
ZOOLOGY 555 – Laboratory in Developmental Biology
ZOOLOGY 603 – Endocrinology
ZOOLOGY 604 – Computer-based Gene and Disease/Disorder Research Lab
ZOOLOGY 611 – Comparative & Evolutionary Physiology
ZOOLOGY 616 – Lab Course in Neurobiology & Behavior
ZOOLOGY 619 – Biology of Mind
ZOOLOGY 620 – Neuroethology Seminar
ZOOLOGY 625 – Development of the Nervous System
ZOOLOGY 674 – Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

LAB/RESEARCH EXPERIENCE (Complete ONE of the 3 numbered options below):
1. Directed/Independent Study (3 credits in a 699 course, in any of the following subject listings): ANATOMY, ANESTHES, BIOCHEM, BIOLOGY, BME, BMOLCHEM, CBE, CHEM, COMP BIO, CRB, CS&D, ED PSYCH, FAM MED, GENETICS, H ONCOL, KINES, MEDICINE, MED PHYS, MED SC-V, M M & I, MOL BIOL, NEURODPT, NEUROL, NEURSURG, NTP, NUTR SCI, OBS&GYN, ONCOLOGY, OPHTHALM, PATH, PATH-BIO, PEDIAT, PHM SCI, PHYSIOL, POP HLTH, PSYCH, PSYCHIAT, RADIOL, SURGERY, ZOOLOGY (Integrative Biology).
PSYCH 621 – Topic: Capstone Mentored Research and Seminar
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2. Two-semester Senior Thesis or Senior Honors Thesis: course number 691-692 or 681-682 in any of the departments listed in option 1.
3. Neuroscience Laboratory course (ONE COURSE):
PHYSIOL 435 – Fundamentals of Human Physiology*
ZOOLOGY 555 – Laboratory in Developmental Biology
ZOOLOGY 604 – Computer-based Gene and Disease/Disorder Research Lab
ZOOLOGY 612 – Comparative Physiology Lab
ZOOLOGY 616 – Lab Course in Neurobiology & Behavior
BIOCORE 486 – Organismal Biology Laboratory

Important: Some of the courses in option 1 and 2 will require you to fill out a Course Authorization and return this to your Neurobiology advisor. Note: Only Directed Study courses taken after – and not concurrent with – the completion of Introductory Biology are accepted in the major.

CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE MAJOR: 30
Courses in the categories of GENERAL BIOLOGY, REQUIRED and DISTRIBUTED NEUROSCIENCE COURSEWORK, and LAB/RESEARCH listed above may contribute to a minimum of 30 credits in Biological Sciences courses required for the major. If needed, courses from this approved list may also count.

L&S STANDARDS FOR RESIDENCE & QUALITY OF WORK IN THE MAJOR
2.000 minimum GPA on all courses in the major
15 credits in Residence with a 2.000 GPA in upper level major courses (numbered 300 or higher)
15 credits in the major taken ON CAMPUS