Requirements for Majors
To fulfill the major, students must complete the following:
Choose three courses from the following set of 200-level electives. Two of these electives must have a BI designation, and one must have a PS designation.
Choose four courses from the following set of 300-level electives. At least two of these electives must have a PS designation and at least one elective must have a BI designation.
*The pre-requisite of PS 101 (Introduction to General Psychology) is waived for Neuroscience majors taking these courses **unless taken to fulfill the Core requirement
Note: With the exception of NS 277, none of the regular semester courses that count towards the major may be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
HONORS: Successful completion of two tutorial projects (PS 375 and 376 or two semesters of BI 375) is required for consideration for Honors.
|Advice on Choosing Electives|
Students' choices of electives (both within and beyond the requirements specified by the Neuroscience Major) may be guided by interests as well as professional goals. For example, in the Core courses Chemical Principles I and II (CH 105/106), students are introduced to fundamental concepts of chemistry that are necessary for understanding basic mechanisms in the neurosciences; students wishing to deepen this understanding are encouraged to take additional courses in Chemistry including Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry. Examples of Projected Paths through the Major are intended as illustrations of groupings of electives informed by different kinds of interests and goals. For each illustration, suggestions are offered for electives within and beyond the major.
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