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Concentration in Neuroscience

Neuroscience is one of the fastest growing academic areas in the world because it uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine questions concerning the relationship of the brain with the mind and body. Fundamental questions examine how the brain functions in relation to normal behavior, and how malfunctions of the brain influence the behavior in the form of mental or physical disorders.

The department of psychology has designed a course of study than spans several disciplines, including psychology, neurobiology, chemistry, genetics, and mathematics. Students with a concentration in neuroscience will learn about the methods and techniques used to study the nervous system, and the remarkable relationship between the mind and body.

The concentration is ideal for anyone with an interest in such relationships, whether they plan to enter the world of work or plan to continue on to graduate school or medical school. While the course of study is intensive, students are exposed to a unique learning experience that will stimulate their minds from the diversity of approaches to problems that are best understood using an interdisciplinary approach.

Neuroscience Concentration Course Sequence (Plus other required courses for the major, core or division)

  • BIO 115, 120:
  • MATH 211: Applied Calculus
  • PSY 201, 201L, 202, 202L: General Psychology Majors
  • PSY 217: Statistics in Psychology
  • CHEM 111, CHEM 111L, 112, 112L
  • PSY 315, 315L: Sensation and Perception
  • PSY 320, 320L: Brain and Behavior
  • BIO 491: Behavioral Endocrinology or Biology 372
  • PSY 310: Psychology of Learning, or
  • PSY 312: Cognitive Psychology
  • BIO 312: Genetics
  • BIO 356: Developmental Biology
  • PSY 417: Advanced Statistics