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Computational Software Option

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Computational Software Option (120 Credits)

Students may be admitted to the Neuroscience - Computational Software Option upon making their intention known to the department and enrollment in or credit for MATH 106 (or higher). To maintain admission to the major, students who have completed a minimum of 30 credits at WSU must maintain a 3.0 minimum GPA overall, and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in BIOLOGY 107, CHEM 105, CHEM 106 or 116, MATH 171, MATH 172, NEUROSCI 301, NEUROSCI 302, and PHYSICS 201/211 or 205. Students must receive a grade of C or better in these courses and may repeat a maximum of three of these courses to maintain admission to the major.
First Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
Second TermCredits
BIOLOGY 107 [BSCI]4
CHEM 1064
CPT S 1214
MATH 1724
Second Year
First TermCredits
BIOLOGY 106 4
NEUROSCI 30113
PHYSICS 201/211 or 2054
PSYCH 105 [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
CHEM 3454
CPT S 1224
NEUROSCI 302 3
PHYSICS 202/212 or 2064
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]23
E E 214 4
Humanities [HUM]3
MATH 2163
MBIOS 3014
Second TermCredits
CPT S 2233
Diversity [DIVR]3
NEUROSCI 4044
PSYCH 4903
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
CPT S 2242
CPT S 4403
NEUROSCI 4253
NEUROSCI 4261
NEUROSCI 430 [M]4
Second TermCredits
CPT S 3223
NEUROSCI 403 [M] 3
NEUROSCI 490 [CAPS]3
Computational Neuroscience Electives36

Footnotes
1PSYCH 372 may be taken in place of NEUROSCI 301 with department permission.
2Professional or Technical Writing is recommended (e.g. ENGLISH 201 or 402)
3Computational Neuroscience Electives (the Software emphasis requires a minimum of 6 credits): At least 3 credits must be 300-400-level E E or CPT S courses. Approved courses include BIOLOGY 315, 321, 340, 438, 456; BIO ENG 481; CPT S 322, 434, 440, 443; E E 311, 321, 324, 341, 451, 464; MBIOS 303, 305, 401, 404, 413, 478; NEUROSCI 305, 333, 409; Psych 470, 490, 491; PHYSICS 466. Courses may not be used to fulfill more than one requirement. Other courses may be allowed by department consent. Please consult your advisor.

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