Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology, Neuroscience Concentration, B.S.

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Concentration Coordinator: George Vidal

Degree and Major Requirements

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

Choose one: 3 Credit Hours

Neuroscience Concentration Electives: 9 Credit Hours

One (or more) of these must be principally a neurobiology course (BIO 375/PSYC 375, BIO 415/CSD 415, BIO 443, BIO 445, BIO 446 or BIO 448, BIO 448L, BIO 478).

Total: 15-16 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 /BIO 499A /BIO 499B /BIO 499C ) with a faculty mentor.

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