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Major Requirements

Outline of the Neuroscience Major

Neuroscience students complete background courses in Biology, Chemistry, and quantitative analysis (Math or Statistics).

As part of the major, students take nine upper-level courses in biopsychology, molecular and cellular neurobiology, and other areas that encourage breadth.

Two upper level lab courses are also part of the curriculum.  One of these can be an independent research project under the guidance of a faculty sponsor.  (For more information about student research, see here.) 


Neuroscience students may not double major in Biology; General Biology; Cell and Molecular Biology; Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience; Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Sciences; Biochemistry; Biomolecular Science; Plant Biology; or Microbiology; nor elect a minor in Biology, Plant Biology, Chemistry, or Biochemistry.

Students double majoring in Psychology and Neuroscience or Cognitive Science and Neuroscience may share a maximum of 3 courses toward their two programs.