Neuroscience Students in Lab

The Experimental Neuroscience major prepares students for a hands-on career in science or science education. The curriculum focuses on the structure and function of the nervous system with the ultimate goal to experimentally test questions relevant to health and disease. Students in this major will gain a comprehensive understanding of genes, molecules and cells that are the building blocks of the brain. Students will work with model organisms to learn how the brain develops and functions. Students will explore the many disorders and diseases that are linked to the brain and nervous system from a model systems perspective. A capstone thesis typically follows 1-2 years of hand-on research in a laboratory and is typically based on the students own data.


 

For Students Graduating in 2018

For Students Graduating in 2019

For Students Entering in Fall 2016

 


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
Free elective
(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 1004 Introductory Psychology
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
CHEM 1045 General Chemistry Lab
(3)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(3)
(1)
CLE area 2
NEUR 2026 Introduction to Neuroscience
NEUR 2036 Neuroscience Lab
STAT 3616 Biological Statistics
CHEM 1036 General Chemistry
CHEM 1046 General Chemistry Lab
(3)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(3)
(1)
Subtotal 14 Subtotal 14
Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
CLE area 3
PHYS 2205 General Physics
PHYS 2215 General Physics Lab
NEUR 3044 Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
NEUR 3144 Mechanism of Learning and Memory
Free elective
(3)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(3)
(3)
CLE area 3
PHYS 2206 General Physics
PHYS 2216 General Physics Lab
NEUR 3084 Cognitive Neuroscience
NEUR 3554 Neuroscience Research & Practical Expr
Free elective
(3)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(3)
(3)
Subtotal 16 Subtotal 16
Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
CLE area 6
Restricted elective
Free elective
(3)
(6)
(6)
CLE area 7
NEUR 4044 Neuroscience Senior Seminar
Restricted elective
Free elective
(3)
(3)
(6)
(3)
Subtotal 15 Subtotal 15

A total of 120 credit hours are required for graduation.