Sep 27, 2023  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2022-2023 Archived Bulletin

Neuroscience, B.S.

Julia S. Omarzu, Ph.D., Chair

General Education 36-39 credits
Major 40-41 credits
General Electives 40-44 credits

The neuroscience major as an inherently interdisciplinary program has a built-in flexibility which allows students to double major and connect neuroscience with their interests in other areas. Popular choices for double major include psychology, biology and biochemistry. Career plans for neuroscience majors may include graduate school, business and industry, allied health fields (including medical school, nursing school, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology and physician’s assistant) or professional settings in the medical, research or academic fields.

The minor in neuroscience  serves students in various majors who may have an interest in head injury, brain trauma, mental health counseling, and/or the brain basis of learning and/or development.

Student Learning Outcomes - Neuroscience

  1. Students will be able to identify core concepts of neuroscience.
  2. Students will interpret, evaluate, and contextualize peer-reviewed literature to enhance understanding of core neuroscience concepts and to independently learn new methodologies and technologies in the field of neuroscience.
  3. Students will be able to apply and synthesize principles from neuroscience and other relevant disciplines to formulate hypotheses, design experiments, and collect and analyze data to state a conclusion.
  4. Students will be able to communicate neuroscientific information in a clear, reasoned manner, both verbally and in writing, to different audiences.
  5. Effectively use knowledge (skills and conceptual understanding) from neuroscience and other relevant disciplines.

General Education Requirements


Requirements for the major in Neuroscience (B.S.):

The required and supporting courses for the neuroscience major must be completed with a cumulative 2.000 GPA. Summer research experience is highly recommended for neuroscience majors. See the Center for Experiential Learning for more information on internship possibilities. Students interested in graduate school should seek at least one year of experience in research before applying to graduate school. Beyond the minimum requirements listed below and in addition to further study in possible neuroscience electives, some additional recommended electives are as follows: L.MAT 150 L.CIT 110  or L.CSC 115 L.PSY 231 L.PHY 210  and L.PHY 290 L.PHY 211  and L.PHY 291 

Please Note:

1 The courses selected cannot count toward another major.