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Major: Behavioral Neuroscience, B.S. (2099), 45 Credits

General Education: 42 Credits; Major: 45 Credits; Elective Credits: 30 Credits

Learning Goals for the Major in Behavioral Neuroscience

After completing the major in Behavioral Neuroscience students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the biological bases of behavior on both the micro (e.g. neurocellular, neurophysiological, and neurochemical) and macro (e.g. central and peripheral nervous system) level.
  • Integrate and apply neuroscientific principles to current social, psychological and biological conditions.
  • Actively participate in the neuroscientific community by applying their knowledge of distinct research methods to design or participate in investigative studies.
  • Analyze and interpret current literature (including primary and peer-reviewed journal articles) related to specific neuroscience topics using critical thinking skills.
  • Clearly and effectively articulate neuroscientific principles in written and oral form.

Required Courses: (39 credits)

BIOL 220General Biology I

4

BIOL 222General Biology II

4

BIOL 240Cellular and Molecular Biology

4

BIOL 335/NEU 335Developmental Neurobiology

3

CHEM 103Principles Of Chemistry

3

NEU 348Drugs and the Brain

3

MATH 224Statistics

3

or

PSYCH 229Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

3

PSYCH 102General Psychology: Physiological and Cognitive Processes

3

PSYCH 241Perception

3

PSYCH 333/BIOL 333Behavioral Neuroscience

3

NEU 497Science Research (capstone)

1-6

Two of the following courses: (6 credits)

AIP 319Acoustic Sensations: Music, Brain and Mind (NP)

3

BIOL 234Human Physiology

4

BIOL 425Genetics

4

PSYCH 359Cognitive Psychology

3

PSYCH 363Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYCH 379/BIOL 379Animal Behavior

3

SPCH 316Psycholinguistics

3

Please note all Capstone (Research/Internship)must be pre-approved by the Major Coordinator and Division Chair.