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Neuroscience - General Option

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Neuroscience - General Option(120 Hours)

Students may certify in general neuroscience (including Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental and Pre-Veterinary options) after completing a minimum of 24 semester hours with a 3.0 minimum GPA overall, and a 3.0 minimum GPA in BIOLOGY 106, BIOLOGY 107, CHEM 105, CHEM 106 or 116, MATH 140 or 171, PHYSICS 101 or 201 or 205, and PHYSICS 102 or 202 or 206 or CHEM 345.
First Year
First TermHours
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MATH 140 [QUAN] or 171 [QUAN]4
NEUROSCI 1381
PSYCH 105 [SSCI]3
Second TermHours
BIOLOGY 107 [BSCI]4
CHEM 1064
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Second Year
First TermHours
BIOLOGY 106 4
CHEM 3454
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
PHYSICS 101 or 2014
Second TermHours
Diversity [DIVR]3
NEUROSCI 3013
PHYSICS 102 or 2024
Neuroscience Electives15
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
Behavior Course23
MBIOS 3034
Statistics 34
Neuroscience Electives14
Second TermHours
Humanities [HUM]3
NEUROSCI 4044
Electives 49
Fourth Year
First TermHours
NEUROSCI 430 [M]4
Electives 411
Second TermHours
NEUROSCI 403 [M]3
NEUROSCI 490 [CAPS]3
Electives 49

Footnotes

1Neuroscience Electives (9 credits): Approved courses include BIOLOGY 301, 315, 321, 340, 352, 353, 354, 438, 456; MATH 340; MBIOS 301, 304, 305, 401, 404, 413; NEUROSCI 305, 409, 425, 426; PHYSICS 466; PSYCH 265, 312, 333, 350, 361, 372, 384, 464, 470, 490, 491; VET PH 308. Other courses may be allowed by department consent. Please see your advisor.
2Choose one course from: BIOLOGY 438, BIOLOGY 456, PSYCH 470, PSYCH 491, NEUROSCI 305, or NEUROSCI 409.
3Choose one course from: MATH/STAT 212, MATH 360, MATH 370, STAT 412, or PSYCH 311.
4Additional elective choices should include a minimum of 9 credits at the 300-400 level.
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