Computational and Systems Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary branch of Neuroscience that incorporates theoretical and experimental approaches to understand the brain. Students choosing this major will explore tools and techniques that Neuroscientists use to make sense of the vast data available in hope of finding solutions to neurological diseases and disorders as well as to understand processes such as decision-making, addiction, motivation, and more. Students in this major will also be able to explore exciting research areas in artificial intelligence and human-computer interactions. Typical computational Neuroscience students will develop a strong background in Mathematics and computer programing.

Wu Feng, Associate Professor, Computer Science

Computational and Systems Neuro

 

For Students Graduating in 2018

For Students Graduating in 2019

For Students entering in 2016

 


Recommended plan of study

Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
CLE area 1: ENGL 1105 First Year Writing
CLE area 5: MATH 1225 Calculus of Single Var.
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)
(4)
(3)
(1)
(1)
(3)
CLE area 1: ENGL 1106 First Year Writing
CLE area 5: MATH 1226 Calculus of Single Var.
CLE area 4: BIOL 1106 Principles of Biology
CLE area 4: BIOL 1116 Principles of Biology Lab
CS 1114 Introduction to Software Design
(3)
(4)
(3)
(1)
(3)
Subtotal 15 Subtotal 14
Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
CLE area 2
NEUR 2025 Introduction to Neuroscience
NEUR 2035 Neuroscience Lab
STAT 3005 Statistical Methods
CHEM 1035 General Chemistry
Free elective
(3)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(3)
(3)
CLE area 2
NEUR 2026 Introduction to Neuroscience
NEUR 2036 Neuroscience Lab
STAT 3006 Statistical Methods
CHEM 1036 General Chemistry
Free elective
(3)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(3)
(3)
Subtotal 16 Subtotal 16
Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
CLE area 3
PHYS 2305 Foundations of Physics I
NEUR 4454 Neuroeconomics
Restricted elective
Free elective
(3)
(4)
(3)
(3)
(3)
CLE area 3
PHYS 2306 Foundations of Physics I
NEUR 4544 Synaptic Structure and Function
Restricted elective
Free elective
(3)
(4)
(3)
(3)
(3)
Subtotal 16 Subtotal 16
Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
CLE area 6
Restricted elective
Free elective
(3)
(3)
(9)
CLE area 7
NEUR 4044 Neuroscience Senior Seminar
Restricted elective
Free elective
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
Subtotal 15 Subtotal 12

A total of 120 credit hours are required for graduation.