May 23, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, Neuroscience Concentration, B.S.

Degree and Major Requirements

Concentration Coordinator:  Mark Gabriele
Phone: (540) 568-6333

Concentration in Neuroscience 

The biology department offers a concentration within the biology major for students with interests in cell and molecular, systems, and behavioral aspects of the nervous system and its functionality. Students choosing a concentration in neuroscience must meet all of the requirements for the biology major in addition to the following requirements. Courses for this concentration can also satisfy biology major requirements.

Required Courses

Total: 15-19 Credit Hours


1 Meets one of the biology major requirements for a laboratory/field course.
2 BIO 445  and BIO 415 /CSD 415 : The course not taken as part of required neuroscience concentration core may be used to fulfill elective requirements.

Additional Information

Students should choose additional BIO courses at the 300-400 level, including a course that fulfills the organismal diversity major requirement, and are strongly encouraged to discuss their career interests with an adviser who can help select courses best suited to their needs. With prior approval from the concentration coordinator, BIO 426  and/or BIO 427  may be substituted. It is recommended that students participate in independent research (BIO 497 /499) with a faculty mentor.