Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience focuses on thought processes in humans. Students majoring in Cognitive Neuroscience will explore a wide array of topics including sensory and motor systems, learning, memory, decision-making, language, sleep, mood, awareness and attention, and others. Courses will introduce students to biological substrates underlying cognition ranging from genes to complex circuits. Additional courses illuminate the role of Neuroscience in social interactions and Society. This major prepares students for graduate studies in cognitive Neuroscience or Psychology as well as many professional careers including Law School, Business, Public Health, Finance and Policy. 

Electrical brain activity

 

Recommended plan of study

Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
CLE area 1: ENGL 1105 First Year Writing
CLE area 5: MATH 1025 Elementary Calculus
CLE area 4: BIOL 1105 Principles of Biology
CLE area 4: BIOL 1115 Principles of Biology Lab
NEUR 1004 Neuroscience Orientation Seminar
PSYC 1004 Introductory Psychology
(3)
(3)
(3)
(1)
(1)
(3)
CLE area 1: ENGL 1106 First Year Writing
CLE area 5: MATH 1026 Elementary Calculus
CLE area 4: BIOL 1106 Principles of Biology
CLE area 4: BIOL 1116 Principles of Biology Lab
PSYC 1094: Principles of Psychological Research
Free elective
(3)
(3)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(3)
Subtotal 14 Subtotal 16
Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
CLE area 2
NEUR 2025 Introduction to Neuroscience
NEUR 2035 Neuroscience Lab
STAT 3615 Biological Statistics
CHEM 1035 General Chemistry Lab
Free elective
(3)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(3)
(3)
CLE area 2
NEUR 2026 Introduction to Neuroscience
NEUR 2036 Neuroscience Lab
STAT 3616 Biological Statistics
CHEM 1036 General Chemistry
Free elective
(3)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(3)
(3)
Subtotal 16 Subtotal 16
Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
CLE area 3
NEUR 3144 Mechanism of Learning and Memory
PSYC 2044 Psychology of Learning
Restricted elective
Free elective
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
CLE area 3
NEUR 3084 Cognitive Neuroscience
Restricted elective
Free elective
(3)
(3)
(6)
(3)
Subtotal 15 Subtotal 15
Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
CLE area 6
Restricted elective
PSYC 4114 Cognitive Psychology
Free elective
(3)
(3)
(3)
(6)
CLE area 7
NEUR 4044 Neuroscience Senior Seminar
NEUR 4084 Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
Free elective
(3)
(3)
(3)
(4)
Subtotal 15 Subtotal 13

A total of 120 credit hours are required for graduation.